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DOCU»Viti\iTS DEPT. 

JAN 2 1 1988 

SAN FRANCISCO 
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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 





The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Wednesday , ^.January 20, 1988 at 3:00 PM in the Commissioners 
Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 

AGENDA 



/1AYOR 




)ianne Feinstein 






I. 


IOMMISSIONERS 




acqueline Nemerovski 


II. 


'resident 




lobert LaRocca 




/ice President 




/ernon Alley 


Ill 


"imothy Duncan 




tanley Eichelbaum 




o Hanson 




Villiam Paterson 


IV. 


inna-Marie B. Metwally 


George T. Rockrise 




eter Rodriguez 




:oselyne C. Swig 




elix M. Warburg 


V. 


IX OFFICIO MEMBERS 




residents of the 




ine Arts Museum, 


VI. 


brary Commission, 




(anning Commission, 




ecreation and Park 


VII 



ommission 



IRECTOR 
aire N. Isaacs 



New Art Enrichment - San Bruno County Jail 
Architect: Woody Jones 

New Art Enrichment - PUC/MUNI Parking Garage 
Architect: Gordon Chong and Associates 

Progress Report - Lombard Fillmore Parking Garage 
Lee Roy Champagne - Project artist 

Date for On-site Meeting at Father Alfred Boeddekker 
Recreation Center to Discuss Siting of Tile Work 

Vote to Formalize Recommendation re: Placement of Gandhi 
Statue 

Arts Festival 1988 - Report from Director Isaacs 

Vote to Enter into Contract with the Following Artists 
to Create Maquettes for the Griffith Pump Station: 
Fran Martin William Maxwell 
Marsha Nygard John Battenberg 
Bob Behrens 



VIII, 



Vote to Accession Sculptural Screen Created by Carmen Ramirez 
for the Mission Recreation Center 



IX. 

X. 
XI. 



Discussion re: Curatorial Policies and Procedures at the 
Arts Commission Gallery 

Progress Report: Art Enrichment /Sunnydale Pump Station 

Final Payment/Beach Chalet Conservation: Anne Rosenthal and 
Genevieve Baird 






XII. 
XIII 
XIV. 



Old Business 
New Business 
Ad j ournment 



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San Francisco, CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 1988 



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FEB 1 1988 

i ri<ANCIGCO 



MAYOR 
Dianne Feinstein 



COMMISSIONERS 

Jacqueline Nemerovski 
President 

Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
Felix M. Warburg 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was 

held on Wednesday, January 20, 1988 at 3:00 Pm in the Commissioners 

Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly discussed and 
administrative directives suggested where appropriate. 



SUBJECTS 

I. New Art Enrich- 
ment/PUC - MUNI 
Facility 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

The Project Architect, Mr. Gordon Chong and Project 
Management from the UEB presented design drawings 
for this new facility to be located on Harrison, Treat 
and 16th Streets. They explained that the facility was 
to be used for vehcile maintenance, maintenance equip- 
ment and MUNI employee parking. Various ideas for the 
art enrichment were considered, such as tile or bas- 
relief to articulate the building entrance and ornamental 
iron grill work for the main entry doors. The Committee 
thought that a prospectus should be developed that would 
suggest these concepts to artists but that the artists 
should have the opportunity to evaluate the building, 
its location and function and come up with their own 
artistic solutions. The Project Architects indicated 
that the artist selection process should be immediately 
initiated so that it will coincide with the construction 
schedule. 




II. San Bruno County 

Jail - New Addition This project was carried over until next month's 
meeting. 

III. Lombard Fillmore Regina Almaguer reported on the status of the 
Parking Garage Project. She informed the Committtee that Lee Champagne 
Art Enrichment had not worked on the project for several weeks now. 

She further informed the Committee of her repeated 
attempts to contact the artist by telephone and register- 
ed mail to no avail. The Commissioners were extremely 
concerned and directed Ms. Almaguer to work with the 
City Attorney to determine our course of action to 
remedy the situation. They considered the possibility of 
making payment to the sub-contractors who had not been 



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SUBJECTS 



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IV. 



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Art Enrichment - Johanna 
Poethig - Father Alfred 
Boeddekker Rec Ctr. 



V. Proposed Location of Gandhi 
Sculpture 






VII. Pier 7 Art Enrichment 



VIII. Estate of Julius Wasser- 
stein 



IX. Director Isaacs Report on 
Arts Festival 1988 



X. Horace Washington/Northern 
Police Station 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

yet paid for services rendered by the Artist with the 
remaining project monies. 

A meeting was scheduled with the artist, VAC, Rec and 
Park and project architects to discuss the placement of 
the proposed ceramic tile mural in the facility. Meeting 
to take place: Wednesday, January 27, 1988 at 11:00 at 
project site. 

The Commissioners formalized their recommendation to 
place the Gandhi sculpture in the Ferry Plaza Plaza. 
The Commissioners agreed that this location would afford 
the sculpture good visibility while also protecting it 
from the immediate effects of the Bay. The Commissioners 
inquired whether the sub-structure of the plaza would 
support the sculpture. In addition, Commissioner LaRocca 
stated that he thought the vents for BART were located 
under this plaza. Staff was directed to investigate these 
concerns. The Commissioners also agreed on a secondary 
location if for some reason, the placement of the sculptur( 
in the plaza was not feasible. 

Regina Almaguer reminded the Commissioners of the next 
scheduled screening for the project. 

REgina Almaguer described the three paintings that 
both she and Commissioner Hanson would like to acquire 
for the City Collection from the estate of Julius 
Wasserstein. The Commissioners requested that photos of 
the paintings be brought to the full Commission meeting 
before voting final acceptance of the gift. 

Claire Isaacs reported that she has been working with the 
Recreation and Park Department in an effort to link 
the 1988 Arts Festival with the annual Flower Show, which 
is considered a County Fair and as such receives its 
major funding from the state. She mentioned various 
ideas under consideration such as the curation of a show 
of art work that represents flower imagery. Commissioner 
LaRocca suggested that idea of a sculpture garden. Comm- 
issioner Rodriguez suggested inviting the winning float 
from the PAsadena Rose Parade to participate. All in all, 
The Committee was very enthusiastic about the new format 
for the 1988 Festival and voted to support this new 
format and its development. 

Jill Manton informed the Committee of the project 
contractor's failure to perform certain work specifically 
related to the installation of the artist's work. She 
mentioned how the contractor is refuting his responsibility 
to have done so and as such, disclaiming any financial 
responsibility to the artist for the additional charges 
he incurred in doing the work himself with his crew. 
The Committee directed staff to pursue this situation in 
hopes of resolving the problem. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /JANUARY 20, 1988/PAGE 3 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



XI. Griffith Pump Station 
Finalists 



The Committee voted to endorse the recommendations 
of the Selection Panel established for this project 
and enter into contract with the following artists 
for the production of maquettes: 
Marsha Nygard William Maxwell John Battenberg 
Fran Martin Robert Behrens 



XII. Carmen Ramirez/Acceptance of 
Sculptural Screen into City 
Collection 



The Committee inquired whether the gift could be 
accepted as a permanent part of the Mission Recreation 
Center as opposed to part of the City Collection. 
There was some question about the Commission's Charter 
responsibility to accept gifts of art work on behalf 
of the City and County of San Francisco. Staff was 
directed to look into this issue. Commissioner Hanson 
commented that the exchange project has generated 
much good will among all the participants. 






XIII. SF Arts Commission Gallery 
Exhibition Policy 



Director Isaacs stated that she had requested that 
the gallery Advisory Board develop a curatorial 
policy regarding the placement of any art work in 
the front window to avoid another situation similar 
to that which had just occured during the Chain 
Reaction exhibit. She stated her recommendation that 
nothing would be hence forth placed inthe gallery's 
frontwindow on alast minute basis and without the 
prior consent of gallery staff and/or Advisory 
Board. The Committee also stated that the work to 
be placed in the window has an extremely high 
visibility and should be considered relative to the 
question of fairness to other artists participating 
in the exhibition. The Committee also discussed using 
the window for signage relating to the exhibition as 
opposed to exhibition space. Anne Meissner responded 
that previous window treatments had been successful 
and she did not wish to preclude the use of the window 
in the future as appropriate. Claire Isaacs suggested 
that the specific treatment for the window should be 
proposed as part of each show and presented to the 
Visual arts Committee for approval. 



Anne Meissner further informed the Committee of the 
Gallery's intent to apply for a California Arts 
Council grant along with State Local. She also 
informed the Committee of the theme of a future 
exhibition entitled, Camera Obscura, the specific 
artist participants to be determined by the Gallery 
Director. 



XIV. Sunnydale Pump Station 
Contract with Patricia 
Johanson 



Commissioner LaRocca was consulted about the specific 
language to be included in the contract with the 
artist for her participation as a co-designer. He 
stated that the designs proposed must meet all local 
city and state codes. He also stated that the artists 
drawingsmust be included on the final working drawings 
prepared by the Landscape Architect. He stated that 
the artist should oversee the preparation of the 
drawings. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /JANUARY 20, 1988/PAGE 4 
REPORTS AND ORDERS 



1. ORDERED: 



Motion to approve the placement of the Gandhi Sculpture 

in the Ferry Plaza area with a secondary option to place 

the sculpture on the platform between the flagpoles along 

the Embarcadero Promenade if for some reason, the plaza location 

is not feasible. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 



2. ORDERED: Motion to approve and support the new format and concept for the 

1988 Arts Festival as proposed by Director Isaacs. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Motion to enter into contract with the f ollowingf inalists for 

the creation of maquettes for the Griffith Pump Station: 

Marsha Nygard 

Robert Behrens 

Fran Martin 

John Batenberg 

William Maxwell 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Motion to support the establishment of a curatorial policy at the 

San Francisco Arts Commisison Gallery that will provide for the 
prior viewing and approval of any work to be placed on exhibit in 
the gallery front window area. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 

6. ORDERED: Final Payment to Anne Rosenthal for completion of conservation 

services at the Beach Chalet, pendingcompletion of the work and 
approval of services rendered. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 

7. ORDERED: Finaly Payment Authorization/Genevieve Baird for conservation 

services rendered at Beach Chalet, pending completion of the 

work and approval of the services rendered. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: : Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business, the Committee meeting was adjourned at 5:45 PM. 



Respectfully submitted, 
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Jill Manton, Coordiantor, art in Public Places 




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45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



MAYOR 
Dianne Feinstein 



COMMISSIONERS 

Jacqueline Nemerovski 
President 

Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
Felix M. Warburg 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



£ VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



DGCUIViiEi'M'TS DEPT. 

FEB 17 1983 

SAN J-KANCi^CO 
PUBLIC MRRAQV 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Wednesday, February 17, 1988 at 3:00 PM in the Commissioners 
Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



I. 



II. 



III. 

IV. 
V. 

VI. 



VII. 



VIII, 



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Art Enrichment - Garfield Pool 
Precita Eyes Muralists 



San Francisco Exploratorium- Peter Richards 
Approval of Temporary Art Installation by Jon Goldman 
for Bubble Festival - April 30th through May 9th, 1988 
Approval of Temporary Art Installation in Lagoon 
by William Maxwell - Jointly Sponsored by the 
Exploratorium and Capp Street Project 

Sunnydale Pump Station Art Enrichment - 
Report on Project's Development 

Lombard Fillmore Parking Garage - Status Report 

Proposed Acceptance of Fourth Painting from Estate of 
Julius Wasserstein 

San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery - 

- Approval of Art Work to be placed in front window 
during Camera Obscura Exhibition 

- Approval of Nominee for Advisory Board 

Performing Arts Garage - Results of Lighting Test 
for Sculpture by Joan Brown 

Ineligibility of MUNI/PUC Facility on Harrison Street 
for Art Enrichment 




IX. 



New Art Enrichment - San Bruno County Jail - Woody Jones 
Architect 



X. 

XI. 

XII. 

XIII, 



Coleridge Street Mini-Park - Final Approval of 
Mosaic Paving Piece from Peter Almeida 

Old Business 

New Business 

Ad j ournment 




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45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



MAYOR 

Dianne Feinstein 



COMMISSIONERS 

lacqueline Nemerovski 
President 

Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
|o Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
R' ne C. Swig 
F. ,. Warburg 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
'residents of the 
-ine Arts Museum, 
library Commission, 
Manning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



MRECTOR 
laire N. Isaacs 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1988 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

AUG 5 1933 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC URRAOV 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Wednesday, February 17, 1988 in the Commissioners Room of the San 
Francisco Public Library. The meeting commenced at 3:00 PM. 

ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business, 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly discussed and 
administrative directives suggested (where appropriate.) 



SUBJECTS 



Art Enrichment 
Pool Project 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES /DISCUSSION 

- Garfield A presentation was made by Ms. Susan 

Cervantes on behalf of the Precita Eyes 
Muralists. The maquette prepared by the 
muralists demonstrated the interface of the 
old mural with the new mural and new construction 
The Commissioners were extremely pleased with 
the new proposed design as was the project 
architect, Mr. Jorge Alfaro. 

II. Acceptance of Fourth At the recommendation of Regina Almaguer and 
Painting from Wasserstein Commissioner Jo Hanson, the Committee voted to 
Estate accept the donation of a fourth painting by 

Julius Wasserstein from the Wasserstein estate. 




Ill .Performing Arts Garage Jill Manton conveyed to the Committee the 

Sculpture Lighting Project results of a lighting test at the Performing Art- 
Garage. She explained to the Committee the 
circumstances under which we had to operate 
relative to this undertaking, i.e. budgetary 
constraints, the request of the Parking Authorit} 
to not interfere visually in any way with the 
building's architecture, the inability of the 
City to install the fixture on private property. 
Thus, with a less than ideal situation, Ms. 
Manton stated that the method proposed for 
the lighting of the upper and lower sculptures 
would definitely increase their visibility, 
however, it would certainly fall short of museuin 
standards. She stated that it was probably the 
best solution that could be found, given the 
reasons stated above. Commissioner Rodriguez 
inquired if a fixture of a higher luminosity 
could be used to increase the overall highlight- 
ing of the sculptures. Ms. Manton stated that th.i 



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SUBJECTS 

III. Performing Arts 
Garage 

IV. PUC/MUNI Treat STreet 
Facility 



V. San Bruno County Jail 
Expansion - New Art 
Enrichment 



VI. Coleridge Mini Park - 
Peter Almeida 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES /DISCUSSION 

concern would be conveyed to the Electrical 
Engineering Department. 

Ms. Manton informed the Committee that she had 
been informed that this project was ineligible 
for art enrichment because of the restrictions 
imposed upon the use of the federal UMTA funds 
for the project. The Commissioners were extremely 
distressed about this and directed staff to obtain 
an opinion from Kathryn Pennypacker, the Arts 
Commission's City Attorney regarding this issue. 
The Committee stated that the ordinance should b< 
applied to any local monies which were to be use' 
for the project. 

Woody Jones from the Bureau of Architecture 
presented drawings of the proposed expansion of 
the San Runo County Jail. After viewing the 
drawings, the Committee decided to focus on two 
specific areas in the facility; the visitor wait- ii 
area and the staff offices, dining and conference 
rooms. Commissioner Hanson stated that persons 
visiting the jail facility for the purpose of 
visiting prisoners must find themselves in a 
very stressful situation. She mentioned how cert 
images can produce a soothing and comforting 
environment. She suggested that we contact the 
Exploratorium to explore the possibilities that 
might exist for this project. Woody Jones stated 
his opinion that this might be an acceptable idea 
but that the art work would have to be extremely 
vandal-resistant and permanently affixed. For the 
staff areas, the Committee suggested the installa- 
tion of paintings, which had proven to be success 
ful at the Hall of Justice. Jill Manton said that 
she would discuss these ideas with the Sheriff. 
(*Later discussion about this continued under 

Subject entitled: Richard Haas: NEA Art in 

Public Places Grant) 

Regina Almaguer requested final approval and 
authorization to make final payment now that the 
work had been permanently installed. The Comm- 
ittee voted to approve the payment of $2,160 to 
the artist. 



VII. Ashuribanipal - Review The Committee voted to approve the base design, 
of Statue Base Design 



VIII. Anne Meissner - Report on 
Curatorial Policy for 
Front Windows 



Anne Meissner informed the Committee of the 
adoption of a policy for exhibition of art 
work in the front window of the Arts Commission 
Gallery. The policy states that an artist wish- 
ing to exhibit his/her art work in the gallery 
front window must first submit a detailed 
proposal to the Gallery Director two weeks prio 
to the exhibition. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /PAGE 3 / FEBRUARY 17, 1988 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



IX. Arts Commission Gallery The Committee was satisfied with this policy. 

Anne Meissner then informed the Committee of 
the next window installation that would occur 
as part of the Camera Obscura Exhibition. 

Next, the Committee was asked to consider the 
nomination of Adrienne Fuzee to the gallery 
Advisory Board. After reviewing Ms. Fuzee' s 
resume, the Committee voted itsapproval. 



X. Lombard Fillmore Garage 
Progress Report 



XI. Richard Haas - NEA Art 
in Public Places Grant 



XII. Sunnydale Pump Station 



Lastly, the Committee voted to approve the 
Gallery's request for funding from the California 
Arts Council for FY 1988-89. 

Regina Almaguer reported to the Committee that 
the project, at present, was 75% to 80% complete. 
She stated that she had $38,000 remaining in 
her budget which she would use for the completion 
of the project. She informed the Committee that the 
City may take Lee Champagne to court. She further 
advised the Committee of the fact that the sub- 
contractors have filed suit against the City. 

Jill Manton informed the Committee that the NEA 
had given the arts Commission one last opportunity 
to use the grant funds reserved for the Richard 
Haas Mural that was supposed to be placed on the 
back of the Orpheum Theatre. The Commissioners 
suggested that Richard Haas be commissioned to 
create a mural for the waiting room of the San 
Bruno County Jail. His project would most probably 
use only a portion of the funds allocated for the 
overall project Staff was directed to speak with 
the artist, the sheriff and the NEA to see if this 
proposal is acceptable. 

The Committee reviewed the design drawing presented 
by the artist which is based upon the image of 
the San Francisco Garter Snake. They were informed 
that the project was going forth to the state and 
federal governments with out the artist's work and 
that it would be sent in later as an "Alternate". 
They were alarmed to hear this and requested a 
meeting with the executive staff of the Clean Water 
Program to get a commitment to include the work 
of the artist as an integral part of the project 
design. Commissioner LaRocca stated that all further 
Civic Design approvals would be withheld until this 
issue is resolved. They also mentioned that Patricia 
project has been included in all of the design pre- 
sentations made to BCDC and any deviation from the 
design presented and approved would be unlawful. 
Visual Arts Commissioners agreed with the statement 
made by the Civic design Commissioners regarding the 
need to given the artist the parameters of a cons- 
truction budget, beyond the design fee she was awar- 
ded. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /FEBRUARY 17, 1988/PAGE 4 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



XII. Sunnydale Pump Station Commissioner LaRocca then spent several minutes 

reviewing the various design components of the 
artist's plan making several suggestions as to 
how she might proceed. He stated that It was imper- 
ative that her work be included on the BASE SHEETS. 
He also stated that she should also have grading 
plans, a planting plan and a lay-out. In his 
quick estimation, this might cost about $18,000 to 
$24,000 if prepared by a qualified and reputable 
landscape firm. The Committee agreed that the Arts 
Commission would have to approach Clean Water for 
these additional funds. When the artist's fee was 
negotiated in December, no one knew exactly what tli 
artist would propose or develop for the project. At 
that time, it was thought that the artist would be 
responsible for working drawings with the notion 
that her project would be more contained and more 
simple in nature. Now at this point, it is impossil> 
for this ' fee to come from the artist's fee. Commis- 
sioner Hanson stated that this will be a master wor 
and will bring much acclaim to the efforts of the 
Clean Water Program. She also stated that the Clean 
Water Program has previously espoused its philosoph 
of "giving back" to the community. In a project of 
this visibility and great cost ($21 -28 million) 
spending alittle more for an outstanding design tha 
makes theoverall project a work of art is certainly 
worthwhile. The Commissioners asked that a meeting 
be scheduled as soon as possible to discuss these 
issues with Clean Water. 

REPORTS AND ORDERS 

I. ORDERED: Mural Design Approval/Art Enrichment for Garfield Pool/ 
Precita Eyes Muralists/Authorization to Proceed with 
Execution. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



II. ORDERED: 



Approval to acept a 4th painting by Julius Wasserstein from 
the Wasserstein Esate for the City Collection. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



III. ORDERED: Final Payment Authorization/Peter Almeida/Coleridge Mini Park/ 
$2,160. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodirguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



IV. ORDERED: Approval of the base design for the Ashurbanipal statue. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /FEBRUARY 17, 1988/PAGE 5 
REPORT AND ORDERS 



V. ORDERED: 



VI 



ORDERD: 



VII. ORDERED: 



Motion to approve the nomination of Adrienne Fuzee to the 
Arts Commission Gallery Advisory Board. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus : Unanimous 

Motion to support the content of the Arts Commission 
Gallery's application to the CAC for FY88/89. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodrigeuz 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Approval to approve the installation proposed by William 
Maxwell for the lagoon adjacent to the Palace of Fine 
Arts which will be co-sponsored by Capp Street and the 
Exploratorium . 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:30 PM. 
Respectfully submitted, 



Jill Manton 

Coordinator, Art in Public Places 







45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 1988 



DOCUMENTS DEFT, 

APR 51988 

SAW jFRANWoCO 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Wednesday, March 16, 1988 at 3:00 PM in the Commission Room of the 
San Francisco Public Library. 



MAYOR 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



COMMISSIONERS 

Jacqueline Nemerovski 
President 

Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 
Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
Felix M. Warburg 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



JO Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
directives suggested (where appropriate.) 



SUBJECTS 



The Exploratorium/ 
Request for Approval of a 
Temporary Art Installation 
by Jon Goldman 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 

Peter Richards from the Exploratorium 
presented photographs representing the 
work of Jon Goldman who proposed to do 
a temporary art installation in the 
lagoon surrounding the Exploratorium 
during the annual bubble Festival. Mr. 
Richards assured the Commissioners that 
precautions had been taken to ensure against 
any harm to the bottom of the lagoon. 
The Commissioners made it clear to Mr. 
Richards that they had jurisdiction regard- 
ing the aesthetic design of the art work, 
not whether it should or could be placed 
there. Mr. Richards informed the Commissions t: 
that a presentation would be made to the 
Recreation and Park Department immediately 
thereafter. The Committee to approve the 
temporary installation of the work in terms 
of its aesthetic merit. 




II. Presentation by Mr. Gandhi 
of Maquette Proposed as 
a Gift to the City and 
County of San Francisco 



Mr. Gandhi expressed his regret that the 
maquette to be presented had been damaged 
during travel to San Francisco. The Committee 
examined the maquette and photographs pres- 
ented and expressed their concerns about the 
inaccurate representation of the cloak worn 
by Mahatma Gandhi. Specifically, they stated 
that the cloak appeared to be more thick than 
it should and that it should also be more 
responsive to the contours of the body. 
The Commissioners further commented that the 
eyes seemed alittle too sad. The artist 
assured the Committee members that changes 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/MARCH 16, 1988/PAGE 2 



SUBJECT 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



II. Gandhi Proposal 






III.REquest for Design Approval/ 
Whisler Patri/Home Savings 
of America 



IV. Mr. M. J. Bogatin - Artist's 
Copyright Infringement 



would be made in the actual clay model made for 
the full-scale sculpture. In review, the Committee's 
overall response was positive, provided that the 
sculptor could address their concerns in the large 
scale work. Commissioner Rodriguez inquired why an 
Indian artist was not assigned to the project as 
initially proposed by the Arts Commission. Mr. Gandhi 
responded that there was a time and cost constraint. 
Ms. Isaacs mentioned that the full Commission would 
bring up issues regarding the maintenance of the art 
work and other administrative matters. Mr. Gandhi 
requested that this information be conveyed to him 
after the Commission meeting in April. The Committee 
voted to approve the maquette, pending modifications 
to be made in the clay model. 

Willis Matthews of Whisler Patri presented his firm's 
sculpture proposal and placement in satisfaction of 
the 1% for Art in Private Development mandated by the 
Downtown Plan. Mr. Matthews presented a photograph 
of a sculpture by Viola Frey, entitled "Ethnic Man" 
for placement in a pedestrian zone on Front Street. 
Commissioner LaRocca commented that this was an 
exciting project because it represented the first 
time that a project under the Percent for Art mandt i te< 1 
by the Downtown Plan had come before the Arts Commis- 
sion for review. The Commissioners stated that Homr 
Savings Bank was to be commended on their fine selec- 
tion of art work for the project. They voted a 
unanimous approval of the art work selected. (Note: 
although the sculpture will be a private purchase 
and not part of the City Collection, Commission review 
was necessiated because the sculpture will be placed 
on the sidewalk, in the public right of way.) 

Mr. Bogatin referred to the 1988 edition of the 
San Francisco Business Times in which the work of 
several local artists is featured with absolutely 
no credit given to the artists what so ever for the 
reproduction of their work. Mr. Bogatin further 
stated that no fees were paid to the artists and in 
fact, their copyright notices were blatantly ignored. 
Mr. Bogatin explained that he was the attorney for 
the group of artists and that he was pursuing some 
legal action against the magazine. To date the response 
from the attorneys for the magazine had been that 
the magazine was justified in reproducing the images 
without credit or compensation because the art was 
in the "public domain." The position of the Visual 
Arts Committee was to support the efforts of Mr. 
Bogatin to protect the moral and lawful rights of the 
artists regarding artistic control and appropriate 
compensation. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /MARCH 16, 1988 /PAGE 3 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



V. Mural Resource Center 
Grand Oriente Hotel 



James Kvorvestad introduced Arnold Lerner and Alice 
Kerry, architects, a representative from the Mayor's 
Office of Community Development , a senior citizen 
resident of the Grand Oriente Hotel and the project 
artists, Randy O'Dell and Jessie Topacio. The 
evolution of the project was discussed and the Commit Lc 
was made to understand how the objective of the mural- 
was to inspire pride and respect in the culture and 
background of the Philippine community residing in the 
hotel. After a sensitive evaluation of the buildings 
architecture, the audience and their culture, the artisl 
decided to focus upon a trompe l'oeil interpretation oJ 
the Spanish stage of Philippine architecture. The 
Commissioners commended the artists upon the merit of 
their work and voted approval of the mural design. 



VI. Mural Resource Center 

Family Development Center 



Eduardo Pineda presented a maquette of his design 
proposal for the Retablo del Desarrollo, the story of 
life and growth. He explained that artists from 
Creativity Explored will participate in portions of 
the mural design. Commissioner Rodriguez complimented 
the artist on how professional presentation and handsor ■ 
design. The Committee voted unanimous approval of the 
proposed design. 



VII. Youth Arts Festival 

Ms. Anne Marie Thielen 



Ms. Thielen explained her proposal to conduct youth 
art competitions in various neighborhoods throughout 
San Francisco. The competition in each neighborhood 
would be coordinated by the Cultural Center in that 
neighborhood. Awards would be given to several chilc'rei 
selected by a jury including the members of the Visual 
Arts Committee. The Committee suggested making all of 
the awards equal in dollar amount, as opposed to a 
low and high amount for 4th place and 1st place awards. 
The project's budget was briefly discussed and Ms. 
Thielen mentioned that the Cultural Centers would need 
a small allocation of funds in order to coordinate the 
project. The Committee decided that no action was 
required at this time and directed Ms. Thielen to 
the NAP Committee to discuss this project in the context 
of programming. 



VIII. Patricia Johanson/ 

Sunnydale Pump Station 



A formal vote was taken by the membes of the Committee 
to extend the completion date of Ms. Johanson 's contract 
to June 1, 1988 for the submission of the information 
necessary for the completion of working drawings. 



IX. Lombard Fillmore Parking 
Garage 



Regina Almaguer reported to the Committee that as 
of January no contact had been made with Lee Champagne 
regarding the Lombard Street art Enrichment Project. 
Ms. Almaguer requested a motion to terminate the 
contract with Mr. Champagne and to release the funds 
from his contract so that they can be used to complete 
the project under staff supervision. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/March 16, 1988/PAGE 4 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



X. Northern Police Station 






XI. Rudy Lemcke/The Garden 

A Proposal for the Harvey 
Milk Plaza 



Jill Manton reminded the Commissioners of their 
decision to work with Shelley Jurs for the 
glass art work at the Northern Police Station. 
The Commissioners authorized Ms. Manton to proceed 
working on the project with the artist. Commissioner 
Hanson mentioned her concern about the quality of 
Horace Washington's workmanship relative to his relief 
work at the Northern Station. Ms. Hanson stated that 
the artist's treatment of the seams between the sectio : 
of the relief panels was poor in quality, in that l:b y 
were quite visible and had started to crumble or chip. 
Ms. Manton stated that she would write the artist 
immediately about this concern and request that he 
work to remedy the problem. 

Rudy Lemcke described for the Committee the various 
changes that had been made in his maquette for the 
Harvey Milk plaza subsequent to his last presentation 
of the maquette to the Committee. The changes included 
a decision to exclude all names and a change in the 
kind of paving to be used. Mr. Lemcke stated that the 
Garden would be a place for meditation. He informed 
the Commissioners of the support and approval that 
the project has received from staff at the PUC, MUNI, 
and DPW. The artist stated that PUC/MUNI was willing 
to assume financial responsibility for the landscaping 
of the site. The Commissioners were extremely impressed 
with the diligence and professionalism of the artist 
and voted their unanimous approval of his proposal for 
"The Garden" at the Harvey Milk Plaza. 



XII. San Francisco Arts Commission Ms. Meissner approached the Committee for advise 



Gallery/ Ms. Anne Meissner 



XIII. !988 Arts Festival 



regarding the proposed Commission budget reduction and 
its impact upon the gallery. Ms. Meissner stated 
emphatically that the gallery must have atleast 2 
full-time staff people on duty during its operation. 
She stated that a \ time person would not have the 
devotion, commitment and flexability that a full time 
person has. Ms. Meissner stated that a person alone in 
the gallery increases the gallery's liability to a 
dangerously high potential. A discussion ensued re: 
the need for flexibility regarding the total number 
of exhibits to be presented in order to maintain 2 
full-time staff persons. Commission LaRocca inquired 
whether financial issues that will impact programs 
will be dealt with in the program committees or the 
Finance Committee. Commissioner Hanson proposed 
the possibility of hiring guest curators with outside 
(out of City) funding. 

Claire Isaacs informed the Commissioners that the 
Arts and Flower Festival was currently on hold for 
various reasons. Apparently the Arboretum Society is 
claiming the use of half of the space of the County 
Building and the state of California has not yet 
developed a budget for this joint effort. She stated 
her firm belief that something will go forth, though 
at this stage, it was not exactly defined and finalized 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/MARCH 16, 1988/PAGE 5 






REPORTS AND ORDERS 

I. ORDERED: Motion to approve the temporary art installation proposed by 
Jon Goldman for the lagoon area adjacent to the Exploratorium 
based upon the aesthetic merit of the art work. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 






II. ORDERED: Motion to approve the maquette presented by Mr. Gandhi for 

the Gandhi Memorial provided that the sculptor incorporate the 
recommendations and suggestions made by the Visual Arts Committee. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 



III. ORDERED: 



Motion to approve with commendations the selection of a Viola Frey 
sculpture entitled, "Ethnic Man" for placement in front of a 
new HOme Savings Building on California and Front Streets. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 



IV . ORDERED : 



Motion to support the efforts of Mr. M. J. Bogatin, to protect the 

artistic rights of artist for artistic control, compensation and 

copyright protection. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 



V . ORDERED : 



Motion to approve the mural design for the facade of the Grand Orient 
Hotel as proposed bu Randy O'Dell and Josie Topacio. 
Motion: Pete Rodriguez 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 



VI. ORDERED: 



Motion to approve the mural designed proposed by Eduardo Pineda for ' 

Family Development Center. 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 



VII. ORDERED: 



Motion to extend the completion date by which Patiric Johansoti must 
have submitted all materials necessary for the production of working 
drawings for the Sunnydale Pump Station to June 1, 1988. 
Motion: JoHanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 



VIII. ORDERED: 



Motion to terminate the contract with LeeChampagne for the Lombard 
Street Srt Enrichment Project due to non-compliance of contractual 
obligations and non-completion of project. Approval to release 
unexpended funds from the contract in order to complete the project 
under supervision of Arts Commission staff. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/MARCH 16, 1988/PAGE 6 

SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 

REPORTS & ORDERS 

IX. ORDERED: Design Approval of The Garden proposed by Rudy Lemcke for the 
Harvey Milk Plaza. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:30 PM. 

Respectfully submitted, 



Jill Manton 

Coordinator, Art in Public Places 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE REPORT 

1. Discussion regarding the review of the maquette proposed for the 
Gandhi Memorial. 

2. Arts Commission Gallery Advisory Board 




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MINUTES /WEDNESDAY ,^APRIL 20, 1988 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 
in the Commissioners Room of the San Francisco Public Library, 
Main Branch. The meeting commenced at 3:15 PM. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



COMMISSIONERS 

Jacquoline Nemerovski 
President 

Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
Ceorge T. Rockrise 
"°ter Rodriguez 

.elyne C. Swig 

iix M. Warburg 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 




JO HANSON 

ROBERT LAROCCA (arrival 4:45PM) 

PETER RODRIGUEZ 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly discussed and 

administrative directives suggested (where appropriate.) 



SUBJECTS 

I. Arts Commission Gallery 
Exhibition Approval 



II. Art Enrichment Review 
San Andrea Water Treat 
ment Facility 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Director Anne Meissner announced plans for 
an exhibition entitled, "Architectural 
Elements" scheduled for May through July. 
In reviewing the kinds of work to be included, 
Commissioner Jo Hanson made special note of the 
danger of including the lead sculpture of artisi 
Heather McGill. The objection was based upon 
safety and health concerns, not one of aesthetic 
Anne Meissner was directed to consult with the 
EPA or another appropriate agency regarding 
the danger associated in exhibiting a work of 
this nature. In addition, Ms. Meissner informed 
the Committee that the Gallery was currently 
reviewing the 75 proposals submitted for the 
next installation to occur as part of the 
Exploration City Site Program. 

Jim Wallsten from the UEB and Miles Stevens, 
Project Architect were present to describe the 
projects design and purpose to the Committee. 
The art enrichment allocation will be approxi- 
mately $16,000 to $20,000. Mr. Stevens made 
several suggestions regarding possible ideas J.n 
the art component. They are as follows: 1. 
photo murals or photographs in building interic 
depicting area in Sierra from which water comes 
or route of water from Sierra to SF (Pipeline) 

2. Process illustrations that demonstrate how 
water is made available for human consumption; 

3. signage, artist-designed outdoor art that 
incorporated water imagery serving as direction; 
markers that would guide public to facility. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/APRIL 20, 1988/PAGE 2 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



II. San Andreas Art Commissioner Rodriguez commented that he would rather see 
Enrichment contd. the art work placed in an area with more public visibility. 

He inquired about the possibility of placing the art work 
on the hill side adjacent ot Hwy. 280. Commissioner Hanson 
stated her preference for the placement of high quality 
photographs within the building. Jim Wallsten mentioned that: 
an outdoor patio area to be constructed might also be an 
appropriate place for the incorporation of art work. Any 
decision regarding the kind of work to be sought for the 
project will be deferred until the Commissioners have had the 
opportunity to view and inspect the site. 

III. Jo Tucker/Mural Design Ms. Tucker presented her design proposal to the Committee 
Review/Visitation Valley and explained that it had been developed in conjuntion with 
Middle School with local community members. She further informed the 

Committee that the mural would be executed with the participa 
tion of high school students during their summer break. Comm- 
issioner Rodriguez requested that the artist conduct further 
research into the significance of the symbols she planned to 
use in her mural to ensure that the symbols are notin any 
way misrepresented. The Committee voted its approval of the 
design. 



IV. Proposed Change in 
Location of Gandhi 
Statue 



Regina Almaguer showed polaroid photographs to the Committee 
of alternate locations within Ferry Plaza that had been 
suggested by Mr. Gandhi. The Committee was reluctant to 
consider a new location and asked Ms. Almaguer to convey 
this decision to Mr. Gandhi. 



V. City Attorney's Opinion 
re: Art Enrichment 



The recent City Attorny's Opinion regarding Art Enrichment 
and its applicability to park projects was distributed for 
the review of the Committee members. Jill Manton stated 
that this opinion will have major impact on the Public Art 
Program and she proposed a separate meeting with Committee 
members and our Deputy City Attorney to discuss this issue in 
greater detail. 



VI. Griffith Pump Station 
Vote to Formalize 
Selection of Finalist 



VII. ARts Festival '88 



Jill Manton asked for a vote formalizing the acceptance of 
Fran Martin as the Project Artist for the Griffith Pump 
Station. A motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, however, 
Commissioner Rodriguez refused to second it stating that 
the Arts Commission should have the ultimate authority in 
determining the selection of artists for public art projects. 
He voiced his objection to the composition of the Selection 
Panel in that the non-artist voting members out-numbered 
the artist voting members. This discussion was resumed at 
a later point in the meeting. 

Claire Isaacs introducted Anne Smith, the new Coordinator of 
the 1988 Arts FEstival. Anne will function as a liaison among 
the Arts Commission, Recreation and Park Department, various 
flower society members and the State and County Fair staff. 
Anne Smith announced that an exhibition curator had been 
selected, the poster design process had been initiated and 
an exhibition designer was chosen. She mentioned the likelihoc] 
of a juried/invitational process. Commissioner Hanson suggested 
that she obtain a copy of Artists' Equity Guidelines for Jury- 
ing and recommended Marie Johnson Calloway as a possible juror. 






VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/APRIL 20, 1988/PAGE 3 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



VIII. Artists' Live Work 
Space 






Claire Isaacs explained that the Mayor's Office had 
requested that the Arts Commission review the proposed 
legislation for Artists' Live Work to develop an 
appropriate recommendation. She mentioned that this was 
a very complex issue and summarized certain themes 
such as the problem of certifying exactly who is an artist 
and the restriction of the legislation to artists only. 
Paul Bergh from Artists Equity spoke in opposition to the 
artist only legislation stating that it might generate 
problems with bank-financing of artist loans and might 
also make it more difficult for artists to obtain insurance. 
Paul stated that Artists' Equity favors legislation that 
would be open to all instead of restricted to artists only. 
Walter Alter spoke in favor of the artist only legislation 
and proposed an innovative method of defining appropriate 
and allowable artist activities by actually defining what 
would not be appropriate and allowable. Susana Montana from 
City Planning stated that Supervisor Maher had said that the 
City would regulate the legislation on the basis of violation' 
or complaints . She stated that a disadvantage of non-restri f - 
ted legislation is that artists would then be in competition 
with other commercial spaces. Margie O'Driscoll stated that 
both the Rent Board and the Bureau of Building Inspection we i 
opposed to the current text of the legislation because it 
includes sections that deal specifically with issues and area 
under their jurisdiction. Commissioner LaRocca expressed his 
concern that imperf ectlegislation could possibly do more harm 
that good. Mike Housh from the Mayor's Office stated that 
Mayor Art Agnos is absolutely committed to Artist Live Work 
Space legislation. Commissioner Hanson stated that there was 
a clear division among the artists community in that some 
prefer the marketplace vs. a more controlled situation. Both 
sides present convincing examples as well as potential probJc 
She recommended that the Commission agree to support the 
legislation that is currently proposed in order to test its 
workability and to find out the actual possibilities of this 
legislation instead of theoretical speculations. The city 
could discover what aspects of the legislation are not 
working and then correct it through revision or amendments. 
Commissioner Rodriguez recommended that the Commission approv 
the legislation as it is and then work with the Supervisors 
to make the changes that appear to be necessary. Commissionei 
Hanson articulated the following concerns on behalf of the 
Visual Arts Committee: 1. the definition of an artist; 2. the 
artists only distinction; 3. issues dealing with rent control 
and building specifications should be dealt with under the 
control and regulations of the departments involved. A motion 
supporting the passage of the proposed legislation is listed 
under Reports and Orders. 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/APRIL 20, 1988/PAGE 4 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



IX. Market Street Public Art 
Program 



Jill Manton reported the results of a recent meeting 
with Doug wright and Lee Knight of the PUC and Claire 
Isaacs. At the meeting, Doug Wright confirmed that 
$350,000 had been allocated for the Market Street 
Public Art Program. Doug Wright also explained at 
that time his strategy for an ongoing maintenance fund 
for all of the art work on Market Street. Jill explained 
that the fund would be generated by advertising revenues 
from the bus shelters along Market Street. It was 
explained to the Committee that a proposed zoning change 
to allow advertising in the shelters would soon be 
presented to the PUC and City Planning Commission. If 
accepted by these Commissions, the PUC would then proceed 
to modify the contract with Gannett such that the revenue 
from Market Street advertising would be issued directly 
to the Arts Commission. The Commissioners voted to endor ,: 
the zoning change to allow advertising in the Market 
Street bus shelters based upon their understanding 
that the Arts Commissions Market Street Public Art 
Program would be the beneficiary of funds generated from 
this change. 



X. Embarcadero Roadway 
Design Team Effort 



XI. Griffith Pump Station 
REPORTS AND ORDERS 



Jill Manton informed the Commissioners of her proposal 
to include artists as design team members for the 
Embarcadero Project. She explained that they would not 
function as makers of art works, but rather would 
participate in developing the overall design vernacular 
for the project, perhaps, helping to design the paving 
of stations, the wall texture and treatments, etc. 
She informed the Commissioners that Claire Isaacs 
had agreed to provide funds to bring two consultants 
from Seattle Metro Transit to San Francisco for the 
purpose of making a presentation to the Management 
Oversight Committee at its June meeting. The Commission': 
were extremely pleased with the proposal and requested 
to be informed of the meeting date. 

Please refer to last page of minutes. 



I. ORDERED: 



Motion to approve the exhibition entitled "Architectura 
Elements" at the Arts Commission Gallery scheduled for 
May - July, 1988. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



II. ORDERED: 



Mural Design Approval/Jo Tucker/Visitation Valley 

Middle School 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus : Unanimous 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /APRIL 20, 1988/PAGE 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 






III. ORDERED: 



Motion to endorse a zoning change on Market Street that 
would permit the placement of advertising in bus shelters 
designed specifically for Market Street. This motion was 
passed with the understanding that the revenue from the 
Market Street advertising is to be placed in a fund designated 
for the maintenance of all art works located along the Market 
Street corridor (inclusive of historic and contemporary) . 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 



IV. ORDERED: 



V . ORDERED : 



Motion for the Director of the Arts Commission to enter into 
contract with artist Fran Martin for the design, fabrication 
and transportation of art work for the Griffith Pump station 
for a total contract amount not to exceed $40,000. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to strongly support the city-wide live/work legis- 
lation sponsored by Bill Maher , with the following concerns 
and recommendations: 

1. Due to concerns raised by the arts community, the Comm- 
ittee recommends close monitoring of the implementation 
of the legislation to learn if the restricted use of 
live/work spaces to arts activities only is actually 
benefitting the arts community's ability to secure such 
spaces; 

2. The Committee recommends that any inconsistencies 
between this legislation and codes already established 
within the Bureau of Building Inspection be resolved to 
avoid confusion; and 

3. The question of rent control for live/work space be 
resolved by the Rent Board with assistance from the 
arts community. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/APRIL 20, 1988/PAGE 6 



SUBJECTS 

XI. Vote to Formalize Selection of 
Fran Martin as Project Artist 
for the Griffith Pump Station 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 

Commissioner Hanson stated that it would be 
extremely harmful to reverse the vote reached 
by the majority of the Selection Panel members. 
Although, in fact the composition of the 
selection panel was not balanced in favor of 
arts professionals, a change in the vote at 
this point, would result in a tremendous loss of 
credibility for the Arts Commisison. Commissioner 
LaRocca agreed with Commissioner Hanson. Both 
Commissioners requested that staff ensure that 
future panels have an arts professional for every 
non-artist member. 



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:30 PM. 
Respectfully submitted, 




Jill Manton 

Coordinator, Art in Public Places 




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The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Wednesday, May 11th at 11:00 AM in the Bureau of Architecture's 
Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street. 



ROLL CALL 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Peter Rodriguez 



OMMISSIONERS 

Cqueline Nemerovski 
esident 

obert LaRocca 
ice President 

ernon Alley 
mothy Duncan 
anley Eichelbaum 
i Hanson 
/illiam Paterson 
nna-Marie B. Metwally 
eorge T. Rockrise 
3ter Rodriguez 

selyne C. Swig 

ix M. Warburg 

K OFFICIO MEMBERS 

'esidents of the 
ne Arts Museum, 
brary Commission, 
anning Commission, 
ecreation and Park 
ommission 



IRECTOR 
laire N. Isaacs 




There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly discussed and 
administrative directives suggested where appropriate. 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



I. New Art Enrichment David Pierce from Landscape Architecture 
Michealangelo Playground demonstrated plans for the design of the 

Michealangelo Playground in North Beach. He 
mentioned that the community had been very 
involved in the design of the park and that 
Jim Growden, a local artist had designed the 
gates and benches for the park. The Commissioners 
tried to verify if funds for art enrichment had 
actually been allocated for the project or if 
the art enrichment money was to be raised by the 
community. It became apparent through the ensuing 
conversation that no funds had been allocated fot: 
art enrichment. The Commissioners informed Mr. 
Pierce that the design of the gates and benches 
would still have to be approved by the Arts Comm, 



II. 6th and Folsom Art 
Enrichment 



Regina Almaguer reported about delays in initia- 
ting the project due to the difficulties resultinj 
from the stringent requirements demanded by the 
City Attorney. Regina mentioned that it was 
viturally impossible for the artist to obtain the 
Payment and Insurance Performance Bonds as 
required by the City Attorney. In addition, before 
any payments can be made, artists we have to pro- 
duce receipts from sub-contractors for the amount! 
requested. The Commissioners were concerened that 
these kinds of insurance requirements may lend to 
the end of the public art program . Coinmissionc r 
Hanson inquired as to whether the Arts Commission 
could obtain some sort of bond policy. Commission* 
LaRocca suggested that the Friends of the Arts 
might be able to provide insurance coverage as 
a service to both the arts community and the 
Arts Commission. Some sort of premium reimburse- 
ment schedule could be worked out. Commissioner 
LaRocca promised to bring this up for discussion 






VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES/MAY 11, 1988/PAGE 2 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



II. 



with the Friends of the Arts, 






III. Embarcadero Design Team 
Discussion re: Artist 
Candidates 



The following artists were discussed as 
possible design team candidates for the 
Embarcadero Project. The Commissioners 
stated that they would like to involve an 
artist who has had previous experience worlcitv 
on a design team and also, someone who would 
be able to hold their own in discussion with 
the already established Bechtel Design Team. 
Candidates discussed were: John Roloff, Leon; 
Hunter, Roger Berry, Frances Butler, Gary 
Dwyer, Al Wong, Jim Melchert, Marc Palley, 
Frank Romero. The committee agreed to invi t< 
Roger Berry, Leonard Hunter and John RololT ' 
participate as finalists to be interviewed b 
a selection panel with Arts Commission, DI'W. 
and PUC participation. 



IV. Contract Modification 
Patricia Johanson 



The Commissioners voted to modify the contra 
with Patricia Johanson by increasing by the 
amount of $5,000 for additional expenses 
incurred in travelling for meetings with the 
community and the revision of her design 
proposal. 



The Committee also discussed the artists 
design solution to address the issue of 
unsafe pedestrain access to the waterfront. 
Staff informed the Committee about the 
disapproval of this proposal by Traffic 
Engineering because of its irregularity and 
the potential liability of the City in the 
event of an accident at the proposed location 
The Commissioners were made to understand tha 
they would have to go to the Board of Super- 
visors to overturn this veto. They decided 
that the time frame for the design completion 
dictated the immediate resolution of this 
issue. The Commissioners directed staff to 
request that the artist work to modify her 
design to exclude the portion of the snake 
design that extended into the street area. 



V. Richard Haas Mural - 

Approval of Proposed Location The newly proposed site for the mural was 

described to the Committee members . 
Commissioner Hanson was reluctant to appro 
the location because of its proximity to tin 
church. The Committee finally voted to 
approve the mural location pending Commissi c 
er LoRocca's inspection and approval of the 
site. 

VI. Proposed Donation of a Litho The Committee enthusiastically accepted the 
graph by Harold Altman from Mr. gift of the art work with their expression 
Yamaguchi of gratitude and appreciation. 



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SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



VII. Proposed Donation of 
Painting by Robert 
Harper 



VIII. SFGH Art Enrichment 



IX. Arts Festival '88 



Mr. Harper proposed the exchange of his 
damaged painting with a new donation. In 
addition, he informed the Committee that the 
two remaining undamaged panels of his triptych 
could be exhibited as completed paintings unto 
themselves. Debra Lehane informed the Commissioners 
that the damaged painting had actually been 
deaccessioned by a Commission vote in 1983. The 
Commissioners thus voted to rescind the vote of 
1983 that deaccessioned the work and voted to 
accept the new work with deep appreciation. 

The Commissioners decided to waive the art 
enrichment requirement for a new leased X-Ray 
Facility at San Francisco General Hospital. They 
requested that staff verify the legal applicability 
of the ordinance before full Commission ratification 
of this vote at the next Commission meeting. 

Claire Isaacs reported that Claudia Chapline had 
been retained as Guest Curator of the Flower Art 
Exhibition for a fee of $3,000. Commissioner 
Jo Hanson suggested that Ruth Asawa and Eleanor 
Dickinson serve as judges for the project. 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 

1. ORDERED: Motion to waive the art enrichment requirement for the 

new leased X-Ray Facility at San Francisco General Hospital. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus : Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Motion to modify the contract with Patricia Johanson by 

increasing the total contract amount by $5,000 to cover 
additional expenses incurred in the redesign of her proposal 
and expenses necessitated by travel to community meetings. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Motion to accept the donation of a lithograph by Harold 

Altman from Mr. Yamaguchi with deep appreciation and 

gratitude. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



4. ORDERED: Motion to accept the donation of a painting from artist 
Robert Harper with gratitude and appreciation. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 12:25 PM. 
Respectfully submitted, //V Jill Manton, Coordinator, Public Art 




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Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
D eter Rodriguez 
jselyne C. Swig 
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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 1988 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

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SAN FRANCISCO 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 
on Wednesday, June 15, 1988 at 3:00 PM in the Conference Room of the 
San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL : COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson . 
Peter Rodriguez 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Robert LaRocca 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION : The following subjects were thoroughly discussed and 
administrative directives suggested where appropriate. 

SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 

I. Mural Design Review/South Johanna Poethig presented her mural proposal 
East Center for Refugee for the project and explained how the design 
Resettlement had evolved over the course of several months 

with input from the various cultures who use 
the center. The Commissioners voted to approve 
the artist's design. 



II. Conceptual Approval 

Request to Proceed with 
Mural at Youth Guidance 
Center 



III. Request to Consider a 
Genius Contract with 
the Exploratorium to 
Make Wave Organ Handi- 
capped Accessible 



James Kvorsted from SOMAR explained that OCI) 
funding had been awarded to Christopher Lane 
for his proposal to work with the youth at 
the Youth Guidance Center to develop and 
execute a mural project. The Committee viewed 
previous examples of the artist's work in a 
similar capacity at the center and requested 
that the artist exert a stronger influence in 
coordinating the designs of the participants. 
They also expressed their interest in periodi- 
cally reviewing the work in progress. Of the 
portion of the mural already completed, the 
Commissioners requested that the artist work 
with the students to refine the mural's title 
such that the lettering would be more discreet 
and more of an integrated part of the overall 
mural. Approval of the project was given provi 
ded that the artist complied with the comments 
and conditions stated above. 

Peter Richards from the Exloratorium explained 
the scope of the project and stated his reason 
for believing that the Exploratorium should 
be responsible for the entire project, includ- 
ing the path work from the parking lot to the 
Wave Organ. He explained that the path would 
include granite ballards and seating designed 
by the Exploratorium artists. Howard Lim was 



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III. Exploratorium cont'd 






present from the Department of Public Works to 
express his concern about including the paving 
of the path from the parking lot to the Wave Organ 
in the genius contract. Peter Richards continued 
to explain that the Exploratorium hoped to make 
the journey to the Wave Organ a special sort of 
adventure in itself; a visual statement that will 
act as a prelude to the Wave Organ. Commissioner 
Hanson inquired wither D.P.W. couldn't do the 
paving in accord with the specifications of the 
artist. Howard Lim suggested that the Exploratoriun 1 
handle the overall contract but that they put that 
portion of the contract out to bid, accepting the 
bid from the lowest qualified contractor. Mr. Lim 
also mentioned the project requirement that the 
California Conservation Corp be consulted to see 
if they can provide any of the services required. 
The Committee voted to award the Exploratorium a 
genius contract to be administered by the Arts 
Commission on the condition that DPW have the 
opportunity to bid on the paving portion of the 
contract and that the California Conservation Corp. 
be consulted as appropriate. 



IV. SF Arts Commission Gallery Exhibition Anne Meissner explained the premise of an upcoming. 
Approval exhibition. 8 local alternative spaces and the 

Cinemateque would be given the opportunity to 
select an artist to exhibit a work at the gallery. 
In addition, another exhibition will involve a 
Sound Installation by Russ Jennings and finally, 
Exploration City Site will feature the art work 
of Anita Margrill and Steve Knauff . All of the 
exhibits proposed received Committee approval. 



V. Request for Contract Modi fication 
with Martha Heavenston 



VI. Maria Alquilar/Louis Sutter Field 

House/Delay in Project Construction 



Regina Almaguer requested an additional $710.03 
for artist Martha Heavenston' s contract for art 
enrichment at the 6th and Folsom Park. The extra 
cost is equal to the additional costs to the art- 
ist for maintaining insurance while her contract' 
certification was delayed due to discussions with 
the City Attorney and the Controller. The Commit I- 
voted to improve the increase. 

REgina Almaguer presented slides of the complete I 
work and requested an approval of the work from 
the Committee. She also explained that although 
the artist had finished her work in a timely 
manner, the work could not yet be installed bec.ui' 
of a delay in initiating the construction pro j cm i 
To store and insure the work for an additional- 
year, the artist has requested an additional $4/ 
which is not available. Regina Almaguer reported 
that the sum of $500 was to be withheld from the 
artist's contract for the transportation and inst. 
lation of the work. The Committee inquired if the 
art work could be safely stored at Pier 70 in 
which case, all but the $500 mentioned above woul- 
be paid to the artist until such time as the work 

could be installed at the building. 






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SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 






VII. Embarcadero Parkway After conducting in-depth interviews with Leonard Hunter, 
Urban Design Project John Roloff and Roger Berry, the Selection Panel decided 
(from mtg on June 7, 1988) to select Roger Berry as the Project Artist who would work 

as a member of the Embarcadero Design Team Project. The 
artist will be awarded a fee of $20,000 for his participatior 
as a team member over the next 6 months. 

VIII. Great Highway Seawall Voting members of the Selection Panel included Commission' 
Art Enrichment Competition Jo Hanson, Commissioner Peter Rodriguez, Ed Janelli from 

Landscape Architecture (representing Clean Water in the 
absence of Sara Pickus , Project Manager) Joh Thomas, Land- 
scape Architecture and guest arts professional Molly Lamben 
The Committee made firm decisions regarding the selection 
of Mary Chomenko and Richard Deutsch. The Committee selecti 
Peter Vere and Gary Graham as finalists. Artist Gary Graham 
was to asked to submit a drawing so the panelists could 
decide between the two artists' proposals. 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 



ORDERED : 



MURAL DESIGN APROVAL /JOHANNA POETHIG/ S.E, 

Resettlement Center 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus : Unanimous 



Asian Refugee 



II. ORDERED: 



MURAL CONCEPT APPROVAL/CHRISTOPHER LANE/YOUTH GUIDANCE 
CENTER/ SUBJECT TO ONGOING REVIEWS BY THE COMMISSION 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



III. ORDERED: 



Contract Modification/ Martha Heavenston/ 6th and Folsom 
Art Enrichment /Approval to increase total amount by $710.0 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus : Unanimous 



IV . ORDERED : 



Motion to approve the Arts Commission's administration of 

a Genius Contract with the Exploratorium that will accomp.l i 

a handicapped, access to the Wave Organ that will be 

with 
compatible ana sympathetic to the design of the Wave Organ 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 



V. ORDERED: 



VI. ORDERED: 



Motion to approve making final payment to Maria Alquilar , 

with $500 to be withheld for the transportation and 

installation of the work at the Louis Sutter Field House 

upon completion. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to Uttl .°, ri , ze the Director of the Arts Commission to 
enter into contract with Roger Berry for his participation 
as a member of the Embarcadero Parkway Design Team. 



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VI. ORDERED: 



Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Felix Warburg 
Consensus : Unanimous 



VII. ORDERED: 



Motion for the Director of the Arts Commission to enter 
into contract with Mary Chomenko for the design, fabrication 
and delivery of a bronze paving medallion for the promenade 
of the Great Highway Sea Wall for a total amount of $9,000. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus : Unanimous 



VIII. ORDERED: 



Motion for the Director of the Arts Commission to enter into 

contract with Richard Deutsch for the design, fabrication 

and delivery of a terrazzo/granite and bronze paving medallion 

for the promenade of the Great Highway Sea Wall for a total 

amount of $9,000. 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 



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The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be held 
on Wednesday, July 20, 1988 at 3:00 PM in the Commissioners Room of 
the San Francisco Public Library. 



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COMMISSIONERS 

Jacqueline Nemerovski 
President 

Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
Felix M. Warburg 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



I. 



II. 



III. 



IV. 



V. 
VI. 
VII. 
VIII 



Presentation of Artist Danae Anderson's Project 
for Cal trans Station at 4th and Townsend 

Capp Street Project/Artist Timothy Collins/ 

Proposal for Temporary Art Installation at Embarcadero 

Review of Process for Implementation of Market Street 
Public Art Program 

Great Highway Sea Wall Art Enrichment 

Review of Design Proposals Presented by Richard Deutsch 

and Mary Chomenko; 

Review of Finalists' Proposals 

Progress Report re: Embarcadero Design Team 

Discussion re: Use of Art Enrichment Funds from South West 
Water Treatment Facility for Restoration of Murals at Mothers' 
New Business Bldg. 

Adjournment 





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Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
Felix M. Warburg 

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The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Wednesday, July 20, 1988 at 3:00 PM in the Commissioners Room of the 
San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL: - COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

JO HANSON 
ROBERT LAROCCA 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



PETER RODRIGUEZ 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to itf formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly discussed and 
administrative directives suggested (where appropriate.) 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



I. Cal Trans Public Art/ The Commissioners were asked to endorse a public 



Proposal by Danae 
Anderson 



Art project commissioned for the Cal Trans Station 
at 4th and Townsend Streets in San Francisco. The 
artist, Ms. Danae Anderson proposed a laminated 
plastic banner that will be visible along the 
Townsend Street side of the station. The banner 
will supposedly have a 20 year life span and 
will endure climatic conditions. The Committee 
voted to endorse the project. 

The Committee reviewed the final draft of the 
guidelines prepared to describe the program and 
outline its process. Commissioner Hanson requested 
that the guidelines be amended to include the 
possibility of relocating historic works. Commissi'" 
er LaRocca requested that the guidelines be amended 
to emphasize the acquisition of new contemporary 
art works. With these changes noted, the Commission 
ers voted to accept the guidelines. 

III. Proposal for Temporary This proposal for a temporary art installation, 



II. Market Street Public 
Art Program 



Art Installation by 
Timothy Collins along 
Embarcadero 



sponsored by the Capp Street Project was carefully 
reviewed by the Commissioners. Randi Rossi from 
the Port Commission was present and expressed 
the support of Port staff. The artist stated that 
his mirror house will refelct the architecture and 
history of the area. Commissioner LaRocca inquired 
about the orientation of the mirror house relative 
to the site corridor beyond the art work. Concern 
was also expressed that the art work might event- 
ually look like the housing for a speed-boat. 
Further questions were raised about the structures 
relationship to eye level, the disassembly phase 
of the contract, and signage. Satisfied that these- 



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ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



III. Capp Street/Temporary Art Install-would be addressed, the Committee voted its approval 
ation by Timothy Collins 



IV. Art Enrichment Proposal for 
San Andreas Water Facility 



The Commissioners voted to endorse an art enrichneni 
program that would include the photographic document 
tation of the water route from Hetch Hetchy to Sim 
Francisco or photographs of the Yosemite/HetchHetch) 
area. 



Father Alfred Boedekker Park 
"Temporary Weight Room" 



VI. Maria Alquilar Art Enrichment 
Louis Sutter Field House 



VII. Great Highway Sea Wall Art 
Enrichment 



The Commissioners expressed concern about the 
apparent permanence of the temporary corrugated 
metal weight room that currently sits at the axial 
intersection of the two pathways of the park. 
They instructed staff to send a letter to the Recre- 
ation and Park Department that states that the 
temporary weight room was not a part of the design as 
originally approved by the Arts Commission. The 
Commissioners further commented that the present loca 
tion of the weight room blocks the view of the Bruce 
Hasson sculpture. Staff had noted that the base of 
the sculpture had been graf fitted and the Commission'' 
wondered if thesculpture' s lack of visibility now mad' 
it more vulnerable to graffitti. 

Regina Almaguer reviewed the terms of the artist's 
contract with the Committee that pertained to the 
transportation and installation of the artist's work. 
At the recommedation of staff, the Committee voted 
to approve the $500 final payment to the artist and 
directed staff to find a safe and appropriate locatioi 
for the storage of the art work. 

Richard Deutcsh presented his proposal for the 
paving medallion. It will consist of old bronze 
parts from ships and will also include original 
castings made by the artist to be embedded in a black 
and white terrazzo background. Sara Pickus from Clean 
Water inquired about the facility with which the 
bronze parts could be removed from the medallion. The 
artist responded that removal of any of the elements 
would require a tremendous amount of work. The 
Committee voted to approve the artist's design. 

Mary Chomenko presented a sample of her bronze reliel 
work for the review of the Committee. She explained 
that her work for the seawall site would reflect the 
archeology of the area, including several animal form. 
that would link the work to the zoo. The Committee 
expressed concern about the abrasive effect of the 
wind and sand on the surface of the relief images and 
as well, about the ability of the medium to resist 
corrosion in a seaside environment. The artist was 
directed to speak with local foundries about the 
appropriate alloy mix needed to avoid corrosion. Sara 
Pickus from Clean Water pointed out the vastness of 
the scale of things in the ocean front environment. S 1 
was concerned about the minute quality of Mary's imajv 
Commissioner LaRocca pointed out that the artist musl 
avoid undulation on the edges of the bronze and tha L 
the medallion must be flush on all sides with the 



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SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

VII. Great Highway Seawall surrounding sidewalk. The Commissioners also expressed 

their wish to view the progressive stages of the design 
development in both the clay and wax form. Commissioner 
Hanson stated a near for coherence in the design and Lhe 
relationship of the images. 

VIII. Review of Base and Pedestal Mr. Gandhi presented plans for the base and pedestal of 
Design for Gandhi Statue the Gandhi statue. The Committee members suggested that 

the statue be further elevated to avoid any problems with 
graffitti, etc. that results from easy access to the 
statue. The Commissioners also informed Mr. Gandhi tbaL 
an engineering support plan would also have to be submittc 
and reviewed by Port Engineers. An example of the proposed 
plaque text was reviewed and found to be acceptable by the 
Commissioners, however, they referred Mr. Gandhi to Lhe 
Mayor's Office to verify references to the City and County 
of San Francisco. In addition, the Commissioners requested 
information about the exact quotation to be used on the 
plaque. Mr. Gandhi was requested to have his architect 
contact either Ms. Alamguer or Ms. Lehane for further 
information about base design and engineering requirement : 

IX. Mother's Building / The Committee voted to endorse the proposal to use the 
Art Enrichment/ South West art enrichment monies generated by the new construction 
Clean Water Facility at the adjacent Clean Water facility for the conservation 

of the historic murals at the Mother's Building. 



Reports and Orders follow on page k 



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REPORTS AND ORDERS 

The following motions were thoroughly discussed and the Committee recommended their 
adoption by the full Commission at the August Commission meeting. 



I . ORDERED : 






II. ORDERED: 



Motion to endorse a public art project commissioned by the 
California Arts Council for the CalTrans Station at 4th and 
Townsend Street by artist Danae Anderson. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to approve the guidelines developed for the implementation 
of the Market Street Public Art Program. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



III. ORDERED: 



Motion to approve a temporary art installation by Timothy Collins 

along the Embarcadero Waterfront to be sponsored by the Capp Street 

Project. 

Motion : Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 



IV. ORDERED: 



Motion to endorse the concept of acquiring photographs that 

document that water route from Hetch Hetchy to San Francisco 

as the focus of the art enrichment program for the San Andreas 

Water Facility. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



V. ORDERED: 



VI . ORDERED : 



Motion to approve final payment of $500 to Maria Alquilar for 
the completion of her work under contract for the art enrichment 
program at the Louis Sutter Field House. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to approve the design proposal submitted by Richard Deutsch 
for the Great Highway Seawall Project. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



VII. ORDERED: 



Motion to approve the design concept submitted by Mary Chomenko 
for the Great Highway SeaWall Project subject to subsequent 
design reviews and studio inspections at various points in the 
design of the art work. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



VIII. ORDERED: 



Motion to approve and endorse enthusiastically the proposal to 
use the art enrichment monies generated by the South West Water 
Treatment Facility to restore the murals at the Mother's Building 
at the SF Zoo. 
Motion: Jo Hanson Second: Robert LaRocca Consensus: Unanimous 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE REPORT 



1. Report on the progress of the Erabarcadero Parkway Urban Design Project by 
Design Team Artist, Roger Berry. 



Respectfully submitted, 

M 

Jiil Manton 
Curator, Public Art 





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Jacqueline Nemerovski 
President 

Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
Felix M. Warburg 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



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III. 

IV. 
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VI. 

VII. 

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Proposed Mural for 19th and Brotherhood Way 
Neighborhood Representative: Jennifer Reich 
Muralists: Mission Cultural Center 

San Bruno County Jail Art Enrichment 

Presentation by Ned Kahn and Bob Miller of Proposed 

Concepts 

Discussion re: Design Fee for Proposal 

Interactive Resources/Coit Tower/Contract Modification 
Contract Extension 

Registrar's Report: Youth Art Festival Purchases 

New Art Enrichment: AIDS Research Facility 
Regina Almaguer and Mark Dorian 

Discussion re: Procedures with DPW re: Proposals for 
Public Art 

Christine Puskas/Contract Modification/Upper Noe 
Recreation Center/Extension of Completion Date/ 
Waiver of Liability Insurance 

MRI Facility/SF General Art Enrichment/Screening 
of Artworks 

San Andreas Water Facility /Discussion re: Art Enrichinei 1 

Old Business 

New Business 

Adjournment 








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MAYOR 

Art Agnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Jacqueline Nemerovski 
President 

Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
Felix M. Warburg 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



WEDNESDAY .. SEPTEMBER 20, 1988 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 
on Wednesday, September 29, 1988 at 3:00 PM in the Commissioners 
Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Peter Rodriguez 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly discussed and 
administrative directives suggested (where appropriate.) 



SUBJECTS 

I. Contract Modification 
Coit Tower/Interactive 
Resources 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 

Debra Lehane requested a contract modification 
for the Coit Tower project with Interactive 
Resources. The Commissioners voted to approve 
the modification which would extend the contract 
until December 31, 1988. 

II. Youth Art Festival Purchases 

Debra Lehane expressed her concern about both the 
durability of the art works purchased and the 
ability to exhibit them in an appropriate manner. 
A suggestion was made to have the Registrar 
present at all times in the future when purchase 
decisions are being made so that these issues 
might be addressed in advance. The Commissioners 
were informed that as of yet, neither the schools 
nor the school children had been paid for the 
work. This greatly disturbed them and they expres 
ed their concern about the reputation and creda- 
bility of the Arts Commission. Commissioner La 
Rocca stated that the schools should be called to 
make arrangements for the delivery of the art 
work to the Commission. Commissioner Hanson state 
that there should have been better communication 
between the Neighborhood Arts Program and the 
Registrar. As of yet unresolved issues such as 
responsibility for processing of purchase orders, 
etc. should be taken up with the Director of the 
Commission. 




III. Donation of Art Work by 
William Granizo 



This item had been referred back to Committee 
at the last Arts Commission meeting based on the 
objections of Commissioners Peter Rodriguez. 
Both Commissioners present stated that their 
position on this donation stands as it was pre- 



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III. Granizo Donation 

IV. New Art Enrichment 
AIDS Research Facility 



viously voted upon. 

Project Architects Mark Dorian, Leo Smith and Philip 
Sauers were present to describe this new project. They 
explained that the project will consist of 3 new . 
stories added to an existing building in the SF 
General complex at 22nd and Portrero. The maximum 
budget for art enrichment would be $102,000. The 
following ideas regarding art enrichment were made: 

1. purchase paintings for interior lobby 

2. embellish columns or facade with bas-relief or 
mosaics 

3. embellishment of underside of soffet. 
Commissioner Hanson suggested that the project be 
publicized in order to see what ideas might be gener- 
ated by the artists themselves after viewing the 
architectural plans. Regina Almaguer was directed to 
develop a prospectus for the project. This discussion 
was concluded with a reminder from Mark Dorian about 
the tight schedule for the project and the budgetary 
constraints. He requested that an amount less than the 
full 2% be allocated for art enrichment. 



V. Maria Alquilar/Art Enrichment 
Louis Sutter Field House 



Ms. Alquilar's contract was modified and extended unti 
September 30, 1989 because of the delay in the project 
construction. 



VI. San Andreas Water Facility Art Staff brought up the possibility of waiving the art 
Enrichment enrichment requirement for this project because of 

the paucity of actual wall space available at the 
facility on which to place art work. Commissioner 
Hanson stated that the funds could still be used to 
purchase quality photography that would be meaningful 
to the Water Department as a whole. Works not install- 
ed at the San Andreas facility could be installed in 
other offices and facilities of the Water Dept. 



VII. Lombard Parking Garage Art 
Enrichment 



VIII. Gandhi Statue Donation 



IX. 



San Bruno County Jail Art 
Enrichment 



Regina Almaguer reported that the project had finally 
been completed. She asked the Visual Arts Committee 
to inspect the project at their earliest possible 
opportunity. Based upon Ms. Almaguer 's recommendation, 
the Committee voted to approve final payment to 
Neon Neon in the amount of $7,035. 

Regina Almaguer reported that the project was coming 
along as scheduled. The artwork will be installed 
by October 3, 1988. 

Jill Manton recommended that the artists working on 
the project be awarded a proposal fee. The Commission 
ers stated that in exchange for the fee, they wished 
to receive a written report or sketch by December, 
1988. The Commissioners agreed that the fee should 
not exceed $2,000. 



X. 



Procedures re: Projects that 
Impact DPW and Other Departments 



The Commissioners stated that we need to develop 
a clearer system of communications between agen- 
cies and departments when dealing with projects 
initiated by the public. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /SEPTEMBER 20, 19 88 /PAGE 3 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



XI. Christine Puskas/ 

Mural Project at the 
Upper Noe Recreation Ctr, 



The Commissioners agreed to extend the contract with 
the artist until December 31, 1988 and to approve 
a waiver of the continued liability insurance coverage 
provided that the artist agreed to have no one but 
herself on or near any scaffolding or ladder to be used 
for the project. 



XII. Application to the NEA The Commissioners endorsed the premise of the applicatic 
for an Art in Public Places to be submitted to the NEA/AIPP Program for the Sunny 
Grant for the Sunnydale dale Pump Station. If received, this grant will provide 
Pump Station the funds necessary to have the artist, Patricia 

Johanson, on site during the construction of the project 
to ensure the conformance of the construction with the 
intent of the artist's design. 

REPORTS AND ORDERS 



ORDERED : 



Motion to extend the contract with INTERACTIVE 
RESOURCES at Coit Tower by extending the completion 
date until December 31, 1988. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



ORDERED : 



Motion to modify the contract with Maria Alquilar for 

her art enrichment project at the Louis Sutter Field 

House by extending the completion date until September 

30, 1989. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus : Unanimous 



ORDERED : 



Motion to approve final payment to NEON NEON for 
completion of work at the Lombard Parking Garage. Pay- 
ment authorized :$7,035. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 



ORDERED 



Motion to authorize the Exploratorium artists to develop 
a proposal for the art enrichment program at the San 
Bruno County Jail for a design fee of $2,000. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



5. ORDERED: 



Motion to approve the Arts Commission's application 
for an NEA/AIPP grant for Patricia Johanson 's project 
at the Sunnydale Pump Station. Grant will provide a 
fee with wich to pay artist for her ongoing supervision 
of the project while under construction and will also 
compensate the artist for the design and fabrication of 
the Arbor /Butterfly Pavilion feature of her design. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /SEPTEMBER 20, 1988/PAGE 4 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 



ORDERED : 



Motion to modify the contract with Christine Puskas by extending 

the completion date until December 31, 988 and by waiving 

the requirement for continued liability insurance. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Unanimous: Consensus 






There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:30. 
Respectfully submitted, 




Jill Manton 
Curator, Public Art 




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MAYOR 
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COMMISSIONERS 

Jacqueline Nemerovski 
President 

Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
Felix M. Warburg 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1988 



DOCUMENTS MET. 

OQT 1 U 1g8 ^ 

SAN FRANCISCO 
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The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Wednesday, October 19, 1988 at 3:00 PM in the Commissioners 
Room of the San Francisco Public Library on the third floor. 



I. 



II, 



III, 



IV. 



V. 



VI. 



VII, 



E 



N 



D 



Contract Modification/Roger Berry/ Approval of Additional 
Funds for Expenses Incurred/Embarcadero Roadway Project 

Contract Modification/Richard Deutsch and Mary Chomenko/ 
Extension of Completion Date Until January 30, 1989/Grea! 
Highway Seawall Art Enrichment 

Arts Commission Gallery 

1. Approval of "Rags" Exhibit - 1.12. 89 - 2.28.89 

2. Approval of touring exhibit sponsored by Centro 
Columbo Americano 

3. Approval of Jurors for "Exploration: City Site, 
Phase III 

4. Funding request to Haas Foundation for CAC Match 

Studio Visit - Mary Chomenko - Great Highway Seawall 
November 9, 1988 

Review of Minor Revisions Made in "Learning Wall" Mural by 
Keith Sklar/Board of Education Building 

Request for Review of Johanna Poethig's Art Enrichment 
Project for the Father Boedekker Recreation Center - 
Proposed Date: Friday, October 21st at 4:00 PM. 

Old Business 



VIII, 
IX. 



New Business 
Adjournment 





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Suite 319 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



MAYOR 
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COMMISSIONERS 

Jacqueline Nemerovski 
President 

Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
)o Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
Felix M. Warburg 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Zlaire N. Isaacs 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

N0V7 1983 

SAtM FRANCISCO 

oi.p^ic I IRRAPV 



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 



20, 



1988 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Wednesday, October 2<Q 1988 at 3:00 PM in the Commissioners Room of the 
San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Peter Rodriguez 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Robert LaRocca 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business 
DISCUSSION: 



SUBJECTS 



The following subjects were thoroughly discussed and 
administrative directives suggested (where appropriate.) 

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



Roger Berry/Contract The Committee voted to approve the payment of 
Modif ication/Embarcadero an additional $1,000 to the artist for expenses 
Project incurred above and beyond the original scope of 

his work as outlined by his contract. 



II. 



Richard Deutsch/Mary 
Chomenko /Contract 
Extension/Great Highway 
Seawall 



Due to a delay in the construction of the Great 
Highway Seawall, the artists were instructed to 
deliver their completed art works to the site 
on January 30, 1989. The Commissioners voted to 
approve the new completion date which replaces the 
prior date of December 1, 1988. Plans for a studio 
visit to view Mary Chomenko' s work were discussed 
and tentatively scheduled for November 10th, pendin; 
confirmation . 



III. Arts Commission Gallery 
Exhibition Approval 




Anne 

Meissnerintroduced the proposed exhibition of 
"Rags" curated by Board member, Anne Healy. The 
show features artists who use clothing or clothing 
imagery in their painting or sculpture. Commissione 
Rodriguez stated that all segments of the commun- 
ity should be included in this and other exhibits. 
The gallery director, Ms. Meissner, promised to 
conduct greater outreach to ensure future participa- 
tion of artists of color. 

Centre Columbo Americano - This will be a touring 
exhibition of the work of gallery artists that 
has been curated by the Curatorial Committee of the 
Board. It will include painting and 2-D art works 
that will tour 6 South American cities. 
Jurors for Exploration/City Site. The following 
recommendations for jurors were accepted and voted 
upon by the Committee: Lars Larup , Valerie Reichert 
and Tofer Delaney. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /OCTOBER 20, 1988/PAGE 2 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



IV. Keith Sklar /Learning 
Wall Mural 



III. SFAC GALLERY The Commissioners were further informed that this 

program was now considered part of the Gallery's 
overall budget. 

Lastly, the Commissioners approved of the Gallery's 
request to the Haas Foundation for an $8,000 match 
to a CAC grant request. 

The Commissioners were informed of minor design 
changes made by the artist to his original proposal 
for the Learning Wall mural. The Commissioners were 
reacquainted with the four year history of the project 
and assured that the basic theme or content of the 
mural remained unchanged. The Commissioners accepted 
the fact that changes in an artist's style may occur 
over a four year period, however, they stated that 
the artist was taking a risk in changing what had 
been the approved design. They agreed to inspect the 
painting of the mural upon its completion and at that 
time, vote for approval or disapproval of the work. 

Pre-Final Inspection of The Commissioners were requested to inspect Johanna 
Johanna Poethig's Art Poethig's ceramic tile mural for the Father Alfred 
Enrichment Project Boedekker Recreation Center previous to its install- 
ation in the event that any changes needed to be 
made. The inspection was scheduled for Friday , Oct. 
28th at 3:30 PM. 



V, 



VI. Art in Public Places 
Conference 



VII. Proposed Gifts of 
Art for the City 
Collection 



The Commissioners were informed that the Arts 
Commission was co-sponsoring a public art symposium 
with the Arts Extension Service of the University of 
Mass. The symposium's prgram was discussed and the 
Commissioners were encouraged to attend. 

The Committee voted to accept gifts of art works 
from the following donors: 

1. Transparency and Mixed Media by Priscilla Birge 
Donated by Jo Hanson ^Commissioner Hanson ab- 
stained from voting on this donation. It will 
be recommended by Commissioner Rodriguez under 
Committee Reports. 

2. Color Etching by Roberta Loach. Donated by 
Priscilla Birge 

3. Acrylic painting on paper donated by Roberta 

Loach - /Ml4 f' H ft Kit TdVAnnff 

4. Color xerox by Eleanor Kent donated by Patricia 
Tavenner 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 



1. ORDERED: 



CONTRACT MODIFICATION/ROGER BERRY /EMBARCADERO PARKWAY PROJECT 
INCREASE CONTRACT AMOUNT BY $1,000. 
MOTION: JO HANSON 
SECOND: PETER RODRIGUEZ 
CONSENSUS: UNANIMOUS 



2. ORDERED: 



CONTRACT MODIFICATION/TIME EXTENSION - NEW COMPLETION DATE 
OF JANUARY 30, 1989/RICHARD DEUTSCH/GREAT HIGHWAY SEAWALL 
PROJECT 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /OCTOBER 20, 1988/PAGE 3 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 



2. ORDERED: 



3. ORDERED: 



Motion: 
Second: 
Consensus 



Jo Hanson 
Peter Rodriguez 
Unanimous 



CONTRACT MODIFICATION/TIME EXTENSION - NEW COMPLETION DATE 

OF JANUARY 30, 1989/MARY CHOMENKO /GREAT HIGHWAY SEAWALL 

PROJECT 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 



4. ORDERED: 






5. ORDERED: 



6. ORDERED: 



7. ORDERED: 



SF ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY EXHIBITION APPROVAL/ "RAGS"/ 

1.12.89 to 2.28.89 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 

SF ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY EXHIBITION APPROVAL /"CENTRO 
COLUMBO AMERICANO'VTOURING EXHIBITION 1989 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus : Unanimous 

SF ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY / EXPLORATION CITY SITE/ 
APPROVAL OF JURORS: LARS LARUP , VALERIE REICHERT AND 
TOFER DELANEY 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

SF ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY/ Approval to APPLY FOR $8,000 
in funds to match CAC grant from the Haas Foundation 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



8. ORDERED: 



ACCEPTANCE OF COLOR ETCHING BY ROBERT LOACH. 
PRISCILLA BIRGE. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



DONATED BY 



9. ORDERED 



ACCEPTANCE OF ACRYLIC PAINTING ON PAPER BY PATRICIA 
TAVANNER. DONATED BY ROBERTA LOACH 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus : Unanimous 



10. ORDERED: 



ACCEPTANCE OF COLOR XEROX BY ELEANOR KENT DONATED BY PATRIC 

IA TAVANNER 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus : Unanimous 



11. ORDERED: 



Motion to approve expenditure of $2,000 for reprinting 
5000 copies of Airport Art Brochure and to enter into an 
agreement with Suzanne Anderson Carey for this project. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /OCTOBER 20, 1988/PAGE 4 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 



11. ORDERED: MOTION: PETER RODRIGUEZ 

SECOND: JO HANSON 
CONSENSUS : UNANIMOUS 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE REPORTS 

1. Proposed Donation of Gift from Jo Hanson: Mixed Media Transparency by 
Priscilla Birge: Recommended by Commissioner Peter Rodriguez 

2. Contract Modification: Christine Puskas/ Upper Noe Valley Recreation 
Center/ Waiver of Liability Insurance and Extension of Completion Date 
until April 1, 1989. (Voted on at the September 20, 1988 meeting of 
the Visual Arts Committee and accidently omitted from October Consent 
Calendar. ) 

Respectfully submitted, 




Jiil Manton 
Curator, Public Art 




5 Hyde Street 

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an Francisco, CA 94102 

15 558 3463 



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lOMMISSIONERS 
acqueline Nemerovski 
'resident 

tobert LaRocca 
/ice President 
/ernon Alley 
itanley Eichelbaum 
o Hanson 
Mlliam Paterson 
\nna-Marie B. Metwally 
jeorge T. Rockrise 
'eter Rodriguez 
toselyne C. Swig 
: elix M. Warburg 

•X OFFICIO MEMBERS 

'residents of the 
■"ine Arts Museum, 
.ibrary Commission, 
'lanning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
'.ommission 



•IRECTOR 
laire N. Isaacs 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
. NOVEMBER 17, 1988 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

DEC 6 1933 



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MINUTES 



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A regular meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 
on Thursday, November 17, 1988 at 1:30 p.m. The meeting 
was held at the Community Room of the Northern Police 
Station, located at Fillmore and Turk Streets. 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT: 



Commissioner Robert La Roca 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT : 

Commissioner Jo Hanson 
Commissioner Peter Rodriguez 

Others Present : 

Debra Lehane 

Regina Almaguer 

Mark Primeau 

Lt. Tom Suttemier 

Members of the SFPD/N. Station 



I. A screening was held to review slides of artwork for potential 
purchase by the Arts Commission for the Northern Police Station. 
The Committee reviewed works by seventeen artists. Afte 
review and discussion, the Committee decided to retain the 
work of Elizabeth Eve, Margaret Lowinger, David Gardner, Diana 
Harrison& Anthony Holdsworth for further consideration. The 
Committee also requested that staff do further research and 
solicit work with a landscape, neighborhood or floral theme. 



II. Review of Proposed Mural Design for Flynn School/Ray Patlan 

Ray Patlan presented a proposed mural design for Flynn School, 
located at Army and Harrison Streets. The mural is being 
sponsored by the Achievement Council, through the Mayor's Office 
of Community Development. Mr. Patlan indicated that he would 
retain the ocpyright to the work but that it would be owned by 
the City. He also reported that he hoped to make a poster of 
the mural. The mural will be approximately 40' wide by 30' 
high and will frame the school from the front facade. The Committee 
suggested that he increased the texture of the center base and add 
body to the planet shape. 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
NOVEMBER 17, 1988 PAGE TWO 

III. Staff Report: Receipt of Maria Alquilar Artwork for Louis Sutter Fieldhouse 

Ms. Almaguer and Ms. Lehane reported that they had inspected Maria 
Alquilar' s ceramic tile wallpiece which had been commissioned for the Louis 
Sutter Fieldhouse at McLaren Park. Upon observing this artwork, they noted 
that the work did not conform the the artist's proposal or maquette in that 
it contained glass shards with exposed edges, rusty nails and screws with 
exposed edges, plastic toys glued on the surface, dried flowers, and other 
objects which they considered to be a public safety hazard. Ms. Almaguer 
reported that she had then phoned Commissioner Hanson to ask her to also 
inspect the work and give her opinion as to the safety considerations. 
Commissioner Hanson reported that she too had inspected the piece and found 
the above conditions to be true; Commissioner Hanson noted her observances 
in a written report which is currently on file at the Commission office. 
After discussing this issue, the Committee voted to reject the work as 
delivered and to request that the artist return the interim payments made 
to her thus far. 

IV. Proposal for Conservation Work on City collection artworks . 

Ms. Lehane reported that she has approximately $2600 in the Collection 
budget to be used for the purpose of conserving City-owned artwork. She 
requested approval by the Committee to enter into an agreement with Richard 
Lorenz to treat approximately six to seven works in the collection. The 
Committee approved the expenditure of these funds for the conservation work. 

V. Recreation Center for the Handicapped/Proposals for 101 Grove Railing 

Ms. Almaguer showed the Committee several designs for the handicapped 
railing which is to be constructed at 101 Grove Street. The students 
of the Recreation Center for the Handicapped had developed several design 
ideas for the railing and these designs were presented to the Committee. 
The Committee selected one design which is untitled but which is also 
the design that the teacher had recommended. The Committee approved 
this design and asked that the contractor/fabricator be respectful 
of the colors and the color relationships in the design. 

Reports and Orders : 

The following items were thoroughly discussed and approved as follows: 

1. Motion to approve the mural design submitted by Ray Patland for Flynn 
School with the recommendation that the center area receive additional 
texture and that the shape of the planet be increased. 

Motion: Commissioner Hanson 
Second: Commissioner Rodriguez 
Roll call: Unanimous approval 



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II. Motion to reject Maria Alquilar's final artwork for the Louis Sutter 
Fieldhouse as delivered based on the artist's violation of her 
contractual agreements pertaining to safety features and to request that 
Ms. Alquilar return the interim payments made to her for this work. 

Motion: Commissioner Rodriguez 
Second: Commissioner Hanson 
Roll call: Unanimous approval 

III. Motion to approve the expenditure of $2600 for conservation work on 

seven pieces in the City Collection and to enter into an agreement with 
Richard Lorenz for this work. 

Motion: Commissioner Hanson 
Second: Commissioner Rodriguez 
Roll call: Unanimous approval 

IV. Motion to approve the design for the handicapped railing at 101 Grove 
Street as submitted and recommended by the teacher. 

Motion: Commissioner Hanson 
Second: Commissioner Rodriguez 
Roll call: Unanimous approval 

With business concluded, the meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted, 



W\K 




Regina Almaguer 




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0MMISSIONERS 

cqueline Nemerovski 
esident 

jbert LaRocca 
ce President 

;rnon Alley 
anley Eichelbaum 

Hanson 

'illiam Paterson 
ina-Marie B. Metwally 
eorge T. Rockrise 
;ter Rodriguez 
jselyne C. Swig 

lix M. Warburg 

OFFICIO MEMBERS 

;sidents of the 
le Arts Museum, 
irary Commission, 
nning Commission, 
creation and Park 
mmission 



SECTOR 
1 ire N. Isaacs 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



DECEMBER 21, 191 



DOCUMENTS fVPT. 

DEC 2 1 B88 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be held 
on Wednesday, December 21, 1988 at 3:00 PM in the Commissioners Room 
of the San Francisco Public Library. 



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III. 

IV. 
V. 

VI. 

VII. 

VIII. 

IX. 
X. 
XI. 
XII. 



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San Bruno County Jail - Proposal for Art Enrichment 
The Exoloratorium/Ned Kahn and Bob Miller 



New Art Enrichment - SF Public Library 

Discussion re: Amount to be Allocated for Art work 

New Art Enrichment - 15th and Harrison Animal Shelter 
Fred Weiner , Office of the CAO 
Howard Wong, Bureau of Architecture 

Lynn Baer - Report on Labaudt Collection 

Contract Modification/Fran Martin/Griffith PUMP 
Station/ Increase of $500 

Final Payment Authorization/ Johanna Poethig/ 
Father Alfred Boeddekker Recreation Center 

Report from Registrar: Accession of Poem 
from SFAC Gallery 

Contract Modification: Jim Bernstein - Extension of 
Completion Date Until September 15, 1988 

Louis Sutter Field House Art Enrichment - Maria Alquilar 

Old Business 

New Business 

Adjournment 





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DOCUMENTS DEP1 



5 Hyde Street 

uite 319 

an Francisco, CA 94102 

15 558 3463 



1AYOR 
rt Agnos 



;OMMISSIONERS 

acqueline Nemerovski 
'resident 

tobert LaRocca 
'ice President 

'ernon Alley 
tanley Eichelbaum 
o Hanson 
Villiam Paterson 
knna-Marie B. Metwally 
ieorge T. Rockrise 
eter Rodriguez 
:oselyne C. Swig 
elix M. Warburg 

X OFFICIO MEMBERS 

residents of the 
*ne Arts Museum, 
brary Commission, 
anning Commission, 
ecreation and Park 
ommission 



IRECTOR 
aire N. Isaacs 




^ VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES 

T 

Wednesday, December 21, 1988 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Art Committee was held on 
Wednesday, December 21, 1988 at 3:00 PM in the Commissioners Room of 
the San Francisco Public Library. 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

JO HANSON 
ROBERT LAROCCA 
PETER RODRIGUEZ 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly discussed and 

administrative directives suggested (where appropriate) 



SUBJECTS 

I. SAN BRUNO COUNTY JAIL ART 
ENRICHMENT 



II. STATUS REPORT - WAVE 
ORGAN HANDICAPPED 
ACCESS PROJECT 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Following Monday's meeting at the Exploratorium 
to review the artists' proposal for this project, 
the Sheriff's Department was asked to develop 
a list that elucidated their priorities for the 
implementation of the various concepts proposed. 
Lt. Michael LaVigne and Ms. Eilenn Hurst were 
present from the Sheriff's Department to 
communicate this list. The first priority would 
be to implement the dichroic glass concept in 
the Greenhouse. The second priority would be 
to implement the dichroic glass concept in the 
Rotunda area of the old facility and lastly, if 
the budget permits, to examine the possibility of 
stainless steel cut-outs in specific areas of 
both the new and older jail facilities. The 
Commissioners agreed to accept this list of 
priorities and the artists were requested to 
develop the commensurate budgets to accompany 
the proposals agreed upon. The artists were 
asked to submit this budget information as soon 
as possible to enable the Sheriff's dEpartment 
to request the release of the funds from the 
Board of Supervisors. Thus, the Commissioners 
agreed to enter into contract with the Explorator- 
ium for the execution of their design proposals 
for a total amount not to exceed $122,000. 

Previous to the initiation of the discussion on 
the status of the Wave Organ, Peter Richards, 
from the Exploratorium, formally invited the 
Arts Commissioners to hold a full Arts Commission 
meeting at the Exploratorium once yearly. The 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES/DECEMBER 21, 1988/PAGE 2 
SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 

II. WAVE ORGAN STATUS Commissioners agreed to endorse this idea and Commissioner 

LaRocca stated that he would recommmend it to the full 
Commission under Visual Arts Committee Reports. 
Re: the Wave Organ, Peter Richards explained that the 
proposal to the State Coastal Conservancy had been submitted 
jointly by Rec and Park and the Exploratorium. Apparently, 
the requests made by the Exploratorium had been approved by 
the Coastal Conservancy , however , not all of the items re- 
requested by the REc and Park Dept. had been approved. Peter 
Richards further informed the Committee that the Recreation 
and Park Department had undertaken a Master Plan study to 
remedy existing problems in the Yacht Harbor. One of the 
alternatives proposed by the study would have serious im - 
pact on the Wave Organ. The Commissioners inquired if per- 
haps another location could be found for the jetty that would 
accomplish what Rec and Park wanted it to without damaging 
the function of the Wave Organ. Peter Richards informed the 
Commissioners that he had contacted an engineer who was 
currently working with the engineer hired by the REcreation 
and Park Department to study this situation. The Commissioners 
expressed their concern that this study was being conducted 
by engineers with no input from design professionals. They 
stated that the project will have tremendous impact both 
onshore and offshore and that the marina area was one 
of San Francisco 1 smost highly regarded treasures. The 
Commissioners stated their belief that the best team possible 
should be assembled, adding to the talents of the engineers 
with the presence of a landscape architect, a preservationist 
and an artist. The Commissioners requested that staff write 
a letter to this effect to the REcreation and Park Department 
in order to achieve the best design solution possible for the 
situation. The Commissioners also directed staff to research 
the ownership of the Wave Organ to be fully aware of liabilit} 

III. New Art Enrichment/ maintenance and safety concerns. 



15th and Harrison Street 



Fred Weiner from the CAO's office was present, along with 
project architect, Howard Wong from the Bureau of Architec- 
ture and Bob Friedman from the Animal Shelter. The Committee 
was informed that this project involved the renovation of 
a former warehouse which will generate an art enrichment 
budget of $54,000 maximum. Howard Wong expressed his 
interest in possibly placing art work in the following areas: 
get acquainted rooms, lobby/entrance areas, public corridors, 
volunteer rooms and external facade of the building. Bob 
Friedman stated that the Shelter's main concern was hygiene - 
all surfaces in the building would be coated with slick 
epoxy coverings and would frequently be subject to being 

hosed down. After some discussion of the various options and 
possibilities for the project, the group arrived at a consensus 
to focus on the following three areas: building exterior 
where an artist might work with neon or mosaic imagery that 
might also function as signage for the building (i.e. neon 
imagery of various animals, metal cut-out imagery with neon 
highlighting; entrance lobby ( a 12'wide by 11' 6" space) 
where a painting or trompe l'oeil mural might be appropriate, 
(this area will not be subject to being hosed down.)and the 
get acquainted room where a mural with animal imagery and 
wildlife might be appropriate. The Committee suggested that 



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SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



III. the project Coordinator develop 
a short list of qualified artist 
candidates to work in each of 



IV. REPORT ON LUCIEN LABAUDT 
COLLECTION 



V. Maria Alquilar/Art Enrichment/ 
Louis Sutter Field House 



VI. Mary Chomenko /Great Highway 
Seawall Project 



the areas proposed. The Selection Panel which 
would include the Commissioners, the project archi- 
tect, representatives from the CAO's office and the 
Animal Shelter would review the slides assembled and 
the ideas or proposals submitted by this short list 
of candidates before making a decision as to which 
area to focus on and how much of the budget to all- 
ocate to each area. Commissioner Hanson stated that 
one magnificient art work could be obtained from 
the collaborative efforts of a animal maker (artist) 
and a neon artist. Some artists suggested for 
possible consideration were: Alfredo Arrequin, Mark 
Bulwinkle, Joan Brown, Roy DeForrest, Enrique Chagoya 
John Abulgiani. Debra Lehane , Collections Manager 
suggested that the Committee also consider using some 
of the project money to relocate the Bufano animal 
sculptures from the Housing Projects to the Animal 
Shelter. The Committee directed her to look into 
this issue. 

Debra Lehane distributed and reviewed copies of 
the Report on the Lucien Labaudt Collection prepared 
by Lynn Baer. Ms. Lehanereported that the entire 
collection had been categorized, stabilized and 
a priorotized list of recommendations had been 
prepared regarding the conservation of the collection 
Commissioner Hanson suggested that an Advisory Board 
be established for the project, similar to the one 
established for the Beach Chalet conservation project 
Debra Lehane stated that the report would now enable 
her to apply for grants for the conservation of the 
collection. She recommended that the Committee 
1. accept the report; 2. focus on conservation; 

3. reorganize the numbering of the collection; 

4. allow staff to apply for Getty funds; 5. allow 
for the disposition of pieces to the Archives of 
American Art (those pieces for which the Commission 
does not need to be responsible) . Claire Isaacs 
expressed her concern about the ability of the 

Arts Commission to raise funds for conservation. She 
asked Ms. Lehane for a prioritized list of con- 
servation needs. 

After consulting with the City Attorney, Claire 
Isaacs informed the Commissioners of the appropriate 
procedure to pursue relative to the terms of the 
artist's contract with the City. They voted to 
rescind their former resolution and to give the art- 
ist 60 days notice to make the changes and correc- 
tions to the art work requested by the Commission. 



The Commissioners voted to approve the issuance of 
the 2nd interim payment to the artist. Debra Lehane 
requested the presence of one of the Commissioners 



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SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



VI. 



WHEN INSPECTING THE FINISHED WORK IN THE FOUNDRY. 



VII 



Consideration of 
Whether to Accept 
POem on Rag Paper as 
Part of Collection 



VIII. 



Jim Dine Sculpture/ 
Moscone Convention 
Plaza Office Bldg. 



IX. New Art Enrichment 
San Francisco Public 
Library 



Collections Manager, D. Lehane stated that a printed 
reproduction of a poem is not a work of art. She stated 
her recommendation to retain the printed poem, frame it 
and retain it on display in our offices. She stated that 
it would be a low priority for framing because of her 
limited budget. The Committee agreed that it should be 
propoerly protected and returned to the gallery for display, 

D. Lehane asked the Committee for authorization to have 
the director enter into contract with the donor of the 
sculpture to define issues such as access, deed of 
property, etc. 

Claire Isaacs informed the Commissioners of the Arts 
Commission's need to make a formal recommendation as to 
the amount of money to be allocated for art enrichment. 
At this point, Ms. Isaacs stated that she did not know 
what portion of the $110 million bond issue represented 
construction costs. She also mentioned that she might 
consider requesting a greater administrative fee in view 
of the probable time frame for the project. Debra Lehane 
stated that the Commission should go on record to express 
its concern about the fate of existing art works such as 
the Pioneer's Monument, the Piazzoni's and the Dumond. 
If current locations will not be considered appropriate 
for the art works given the scope of the new construction 
or the change in the use of the facilities, new locations 
should be identified and funds should be set aside to 
protect and remove/reinstall the art works. 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 



/ 



1. ORDERED: 



Motion to approve the priorities listed by the Sheriff's 
Department for the Art Enrichment Program at the San 
Bruno County Jail and to authorize the Director of the 
Commission to enter into contract with the Exploratorium 
to implement the approved design proposals for a total 
amount not to exceed $122,000. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 



ORDERED; 



3. ORDERED: 



Motion to urge the REcreation and Park Department to 
include additional talents on the design team established 
to develop a Master Plan for the Marina Yacht Harbor. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to accept the Report on the Lucien Labaudt Collection 
as prepared by Lyn Baer. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 



4. ORDERED; 



Motion to authorize final payment to artist Johanna Poethig 

for her art enrichment project at the Father Alfred Boeddeker Rec 

Center pending completion of the project. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 



5. ORDERED: 



Motion to modify the contract with Jim Burns by extending the 
contract's completion date until September, 1989. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



6 . ORDERED : 



Motion to rescind former resolution to terminate contract with 

Maria Alquilar for an art enrichment project at the Louis Sutter 

Field House. 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus : Unanimous 



7 . ORDERED : 



Motion to approve second interim payment to artist Mary Chomenko 
for her art enrichment project at the Great Highway Seawall. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus : Unanimous 



8. ORDERED: 



Motion for the Director to enter into contract with the Convention 
Plaza Inc. to define issues related to access and deed ot property 
relation to the donation of the Jim Dine sculpture. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 



/ VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE REPORT 

1. Recommendation to the full Arts Commission that they accept the Exploratorium' s 
invitation to hold one meeting yearly at the Exploratorium. 



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MAYOR 

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COMMISSIONERS 

Jacqueline Nemerovski 
President 

Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
Ceorge T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
Felix M. Warburg 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
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II. 



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IV. 



V. 



VI. 



Offer of painting by Elaine Badgley/Arnoux 
Portrait of Cyril Magnin 

Mural Design Approvals: 

-Vicky Rega: Bryant Elementary School 

-Betsie Miller-Kusz: Mission Recreation Center Auditorium Lobby 

-Jo Tucker: Visitation Valley Bungalows and Elementary School 

Discussion of Peace Pole: Review of three month approval 
and possible extension of installation 

Arts Commission Gallery: 

-CAC grant application for FY 89/90 

-Exhibition for March/April 

Authorization to terminate contract for Jacques Overhoff 
Portsmouth Square Totlot 

Contract modification for Genevieve Baird 

- extend length of contract to June 30th 1989 

- increase contract by $10,000.00 to include maintenance 
of monuments for 89/90 fiscal year 



DIRECTOR 
Zlaire N. Isaacs 



VII, 



Authorization to enter into contract with Ruby Newman per 
request of the Recreation and Park Department for regular 
maintenance of Golden Gate Park Carrousel 




VIII, 

IX. 

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New Business 
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The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Wednesday, January 18, 1989 at 3:00 PM in the Commissioners Room of 
the San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



MYOR 

trt Agnos 



;OMMISSIONERS 
acqueline Nemerovskl 
'resident 

Robert LaRocca 
/ice President 

•ernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
o Hanson 
William Paterson 
\nna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
Felix M. Warburg 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

'residents of the 
: ine Arts Museum, 
.ibrary Commission, 
'lanning Commission, 
iecreation and Park 
Commission 



)IRECTOR 
laire N. Isaacs 



Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly discussed and 
administrative directives suggested (where appropriate.) 



Subjects 



I. 



II. 



Mural Approval- 
Jo Tucker/Visi- 
tation Valley 
Bungalows and 
Elemenatary School, 



Arts Commission 
Gallery 
A. CAC Grant 
Application 



Administrative Directives /Discussion 

Jo Tucker presented a maquette of a mural 
which would wrap around the interior court- 
yard of the Visitation Valley Bungalows and 
Elementary School. The mural theme includes 
the concept of Earth Protection and ecological 
concerns. The community has been informed of 
the project and neighborhood volunteers will 
be used to assist the artist. The Committee 
thought the design well conceived and appropriat 
for the site. 

Anne M&i'ssnea: presented a request for permission 
to apply for to the California Arts Council for 
a grant in the amount of $17,500.00. This is 
an increase by $2,500.00 over the previous year 1 
request. The additional money would be for an 
Administrative Assistant for education to work 
with the schools and to coordinate docent tours. 
Last year, programs received 98% of the amount 
requested. This grant would allow the gallery 
to continue the standards of CAC. 



III. 



Exhibition 
Approval 



Anne Meissner introduced Renee Yanez who is 
curating an exhibition known as the Funny Show. 
Mr. Yanez and Ms Meissner requested concept 
approval for the exhibition which is scheduled 
for late March. Funny is used in context of 
comic. The artists will work in a collabrative 
manner, but works will be carefully supervised 
by the Gallery staff for content. 






(cont.) 



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Subjects 



Administrative Directives /Discuss ion 



IV. Mural Proposal- 

Vicki Rega/Bryant 
Elementary School 



Vicki Rega presented a mural proposal for Bryant Elementary 
school. Advising on the project and also in attendance was 
Susan Cervantes of the Precita Eye Muralists along with 
Martha Estrella, the student advisor for the school. The 
theme of the mural is Flowers and Children. The PTA of the 
school requested that the entry of the building be made more 
inviting to the children attending the school. Commissioner 
LaRocca expressed concerned about the amount of surface bein^ 
covered by the mural. He was informed that the pictures 
showed only a portion of the school and that the mural only 
covered about 30% of the space. Concern was also expressed 
by Commissioner La Rocca on how to stop a mural so that it 
does not float. Comm. Rodriguez requested that the blue 
edging behind the mushroom figure be made more interesting 
and the background strengthen. The artist informed the 
Commissioners that the children depicted were actual models 
from the school. 



V. 



Mural Proposal- 
Betsy Miller-Kusz 
Mission Recreation 
Center Auditorium 
Lobby 



VI. 



Peace Pole 



Betsy Miller-Kusz presented a mural propoal for the Treat 
Steet side, top floor of the Mission Recreation Center 
Auditorium. The design comes from two sources: the basic 
dynamic symmetry grid with the content from Mexican paper 
cut out figures. Commissioner Rodriguez pointed out that 
the figures are used for witchcraft and that some have 
positive and negative connotations. The Commissioners 
requested that the artist do further research on the figures 
being used in her design so that the images will be positivel 
received by the center audience. Commissioner Hanson also 
requested that the artist do research on the psychology of 
color. Concern was expressed regarding the mood being 
created by the color. Ms. Miller-Kusz proposal should be 
considered to be an environmental painting rather than a 
traditional story mural. Commissioner Rodriguez also 
questioned the alternate figures which were scattered 
through the walls. The artist explained that the figures 
were more representational of her work, but it was agreed 
by the Commissioners that the figures should be eliminated 
since it did not work with the traditional Mexican figures. 
The artist was requested to do further research on color, 
luminosity and the cut images being proposed and to return 
to the Visual Arts Committee in February. 



A representative of the Peace Committee came before the 
Visual Arts Committee with the intent of requesting an 
extension of the Peace Pole which had received permission 
from the August 17, 1988 meeting to be installed in the 
United Nations plaza. The work was installed on November. 
but as of January 16th, was missing from the UN plaza 
location. The representive instead expressed an interest 
trying to find an alternate site in the city and will come 
back to the Visual Arts Committee when a new location is 
found. 



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Subjects 

VII. Proposed gift to the 
Collection 

Elaine Badley/Arnoux 
"Cyril Magnin" 



Administrative Directives /Discuss ion 

Collections Manager Debra Lehane presented material and a 
photograph of a work by Elaine Badley/Arnoux which is being 
offered to the city. The painting is a portrait of Cyril 
Magnin painted in 1981, oil on canvas measuring 84 x 120 ". 
Staff recommendation was to accept with gratitude the 
painting with the intent of finding a prominent location 
for the work somewhere in the city. 



VIII. Contract Termination 
Jacque Overhoff 



IX. 



Contract Modification: 
Genevieve Baird 



X. 



Carousel Contract: 
Rudy Newman 



Old Business: 

Peter Richards /Wave Organ: 



Patricia Johanson/ 
Sunnydale Art Enrichment 
Project 



(cont. ) 



Due to an oversite, the contract with Jacque Overhoff 

for the Portsmouth Square Totlot was never terminated 

so in order to close the contract, Jill Manton is requesting 

a motion to terminate his contract. 

Collections Manager Debra Lehane explained that the contract 
with Genevieve Baird who is doing our monument conservation 
needs to be extended and requested that the contract be 
extended to June 30th, 1989. 

In addition, Ms. Lehane requested that the Baird contract 
be increased by $10,000.00 to include funds which were 
budgeted for the 1988/89 monument maintenance. 

Collections Manager Debra Lehane advised the committee that 
the Recreation and Park Department has work ordered funds 
to the Arts Commission for the maintenance of the Golden 
Gate Park Carousel. Ruby Newman who is the artist who 
has painted the animals in the major renovation of the 
carousel and who also performed the last maintenance. The 
contract will not exceed $20,000.00 and a 10% fee is being 
charged by the Arts Commission for administrating the 
contract. The fee is used for conservation of paintings 
and matting and framing of the collection. 



Commissioner Hanson mentioned that Peter Richards is 
requesting a letter from the Arts Commission for 
the Recreation and Park Department. He is asking that 
Rec/Park hold over making a decision on the jetty which 
is being proposed for the marina which will directly 
impact the wave organ. Director Isaacs indicated that the 
letter is ready for him to pick up at the Commission office. 

Director Isaacs reported on the Endangered Gardens project 
by Patricia Johanson. Concern is being expressed by the 
Sierra Club for the mudflats which are the feeding 
ground of migratory birds. MsJsJoJransonVs design introduces 
materials into the bay which could impact this area. Further 
research needs to be done to gather expert testimony to 
determine the statis of the water area. The project may 
have to be separated from other portions of the work so that 
the overall project will not be affected. We are asking 
for additional time to research and prepare for the February 
2nd meeting. BDCD will redo drawings at their expense if 
necessary and bring the artist out for the meeting at their 
expense. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /JANUARY 18, 1989 /Page 4 
REPORTS AND ORDERS 



I. ORDERED: Motion to approve mural design by Jo Tucker for the Visitation 

Valley Bungalows and Elementary School. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Bob LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

II. ORDERED: Motion to authorize the Arts Commission Gallery to apply for a 

grant from the California Arts Council in the amount of $17,500.00 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Bob LaRocca 
Consensus : Unanimous 

III. ORDERED: Motion to approve the Funny Show concept : as: an exhibition" in March 

for the Arts Commission Gallery. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Bob LaRocca 
Consensus : Unanimous 

IV. ORDERED: Motion to approve mural design by Vicki Rega for the Bryant Elementary 

School. 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus : Unanimous 

V. ORDERED: Motion to accept with gratitude a gift from the artist Elaine 

Badgley/Arnoux titled "Cyril Magnin" 1981, oil on canvas, 84 x 120". 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VI ORDERED: Motion to terminate the contract with Jacques Overhoff for the 

Portsmouth Square Totlot. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VII. ORDERED: Motion to extend the contract with Genevieve Baird to June 30th, 1989. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus : Unanimous 



VIII. ORDERED: 



Motion to increase the contract amount for Genevieve Baird by 
$10,000.00 for the 1988/89 monument maintenance program. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



IX. ORDERED: Motion for the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 

with Ruby Newman for the maintenance of the Golden Gate Park 
Carousel for an amount not to exceed $20,000.00. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



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There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:00 PM. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Debra Lehane 
Collections Manager 







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WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 15, 1989 



45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Jacqueline Nemerovski 
President 

Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
Felix M. Warburg 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Ilaire N. Isaacs 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 

held on Wednesday, February 15, 1989 in the Commissioners Room 

on the third floor of the San Francisco Public Library, located 

on Larkin Street at Mcallister. The meeting will take place at 3:00 PM. 

r ■-•■ AGENDA 

I. Arts Commission Gallery: 

A. Approval of selected artists for "The Funny Show" 

B. Approval of "Torch and Anvil" exhibit, May 12 - July 8, 1989 

II. Great Seawall Project/ Richard Deutsch: motion to approve second 
interim payment 

III. Griffith Pump Station/ Fran Martin: motion to approve second interim 
payment 

IV. Home Saving/ Gwyn Merril: review of design of base 

V. Mural Design Approvals: 

-Betsie Miller-Kusz: Mission Recreation Center Auditorium Lobby 

VI. Staff report on current projects: 
-Regina Almaguer 

-Debra Lehane 

VII. Old Business 
VIII. New Business 
IX. Adjournment 



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The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Wednesday, February 15, 1989 at 3:00 PM in the Commissioners Room of 
the San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



Anne Healy -Chair 
Bob LaRocca 
Nancy Boas 
Amalia Mesa-Bains 



COMMISSIONERS 

Jacqueline Nemerovski 
President 

Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 
Vernon Alley 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
Ceorge T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
Felix M. Warburg 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



Staff present: 
Claire Isaacs, Director 
Regina Almaguer 
Debra Lehane 

There being a quorum the Committee began formal business at 3:15 pm. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were throughly discussed and 
administrative directives suggested (where appropriate) . 



Subjects 
I. 



Mural Approval- 
Betsie Miller-Kusz 
Mission Recreation 
Center Auditorium 
Lobby 




(cont.) 



Administrative Directives /Discuss ion 

Conrad Okamoto began with an explanation of 
the relation of the Mural Resource Center 
and the South of Market Cultural Center. 
It is one of four programs which fall under 
the Support Services for the Arts. Conrad 
also explained funding from the Mayors Office 
of Community Affairs, Zellerbach and Hotel 
Tax Funds. Applications are passed out in 
April to artists. They are required to get 
a designated site agreement from the owner 
of the mural location, petition from the 
communit}' and send a portfolio which is then 
reviewed. At this point the Arts Commission 
gives the final design approval. Procedures 
may vary according to the departments involved. 
Mr. Okamoto then introduced Ms. Miller-Kusz 
who reviewed the mural location with the 
Commissioners. Ms. Miller-Kusz explained 
the amate figures used by the Otomi Indians 
which are part of her design and then showed 
she scale model of the location and painting. 
Helen Santas, Director of the Center was also 
present representing the Mission Rec. Center. 
The Community will participate in the painting 
of the mural. Colors were again discussed ( 
see minutes from VAC January 15, 1989). Commis- 
sioner Healy felt color had been washed out. 



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Subjects 
VI. 



VII. 



B. The Torch and Anvil 
(cont.) 

Martha Heavenston/ 
6th and Folsom Street 
Playground 



New Business: 

Art in Public Places Program 



Administrative Directives /Discuss ion 

A list of potential artists was read by Ms. Fuzee. 



Regina Almaguer introduced the Commissioners to the 
6th and Folsom Street Park project. Ms. Almaguer 
explained the artist's budget and concept. Photographs 
of the animals being used by the artist was shared with 
the Committee. Animals were selected to represent 
different geographic areas. The artist is working 
with children to include tiles done by first, second 
and third grade students. Ms. Almaguer suggested that 
the artist be asked to do extra work for the entry 
to the park and that additional funds be given her 
to cover costs that the artist is incurring due to 
a delay in the contruction project. The project has 
$17,700. still in the buget. A request was also 
made to give the artist a second interim payment of 
$10,000.00 which is separate from the $17,700. being 
requested to expand the project. Commissioner Healy 
suggested that the design could be expanded to 
include the area beside the door as well as the area 
above the door. The $17,700. will include the 
additional work, insurance of the works being stored, 
storage costs and documentation of the project. 
Commissioner Healy requested that a definition of 
the documentation be provided by the artist. 



Director Isaacs reviewed the funding base for the 
Art in Public Places Program and suggested that the 
Commissioners will need to give serious review of the 
ordinance in the near future. It was agreed that 
a separate meeting should be set before the end of 
March to discuss the guidelines for the purpose of 
revising the ordinance. A copy of the guidelines 
was included in the packet provided by Ms. Lehane. 



(cont. ) 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /FEBRUARY 15, 1989/PAGE 2 



Subjects 

I. Mural Approval- Betsie 
Miller-Kusz (cont) 



Administrative Direct Ives /Discuss Ion 

Commissioner Mesa-Baines supported Director Isaacs 
concern about the interpretation of the images by the 
public and requested that materials be filed with 
the Arts Commission to define the images. Color 
was also requested to be intensified. A site review 
during process is required and any questions to color 
can be resolved at that time. Mr. Okamoto suggested 
the addition of a key to explain the images in the 
mural so that the public will not misunderstand the 
purpose of the figures. The minutes of the meeting 
with the public is also to be filed with the Arts 
Commission. 



II. 



Richard Deutsch: 
Seawall Project 



Great 



III. 



Fran Martin: 
Pump Station 



Griffth 



IV. 



Home Saving : 
Sculpture 



Gwyn Merril 



VI. Arts Commission Gallery 



A. The Funny Show: 



B. The Torch and Anvil: 



Ms. Lehane presented materials as a review of the 
Great Seawall Project. Second interim payment was 
requested for the artist based on slides presented 
from the artist per agreement in his contract. 

Ms. Lehane presented the information on the sculptures 
and project for the Griffith Pump Station by Fran 
Martin. A request for a second interim payment was 
requested contingent upon a site inspection by the 
Visual Arts Committee. Comissioner LaRocca gave the 
background on the project. 

Home Savings had presented this private commission for 
design approval. A subsequent committee review of the 
base of the sculpture required approval of the Visual 
Arts Committee. The step which had been a concern of 
Ms. Lehane had been altered to a beveled edge. The 
location of the sculpture is California and Battery. 

Anne Meisner, Director of the Commission Gallery was 
asked to give a brief description of the Gallery's 
program. Staffing, program, funding and the advisory 
board was described by Ms. Meisner. The Visual Arts 
Committee is asked for exhibition approval or concept 
approval. Ms. Meisner promised to share ex. themes 
at the next meeting. Director Isaacs provided some 
additional history of the gallery. 
Ms. Meisner introduced Rene Yanez who is curating 
the"Funny Show 1 .' Concept of the exhibition was approved 
at the Janaury 15, 1989 VAC. (see January minutes). 
Use of the Art Forum logo for the invitation was 
discussed and copyright was to be checked to avoid 
possible problems. Ms. Yanez then read the list of 26 
artist to be included in the exhibition. All works 
have been viewed by the gallery. 

Curated by Andrienne Fuzee who was introduced to the 
Commissioners. The show will be an examination of the 
role of metal works in our society. The exhibition is 
three components: 1. scuptural, 2. the home environ- 
ment, 3. a workshop. Women and minorities have been 
sought with a focus on emerging artist. Several artists 
will conduct seminars and/or lectures. On site welding 
is being explored with the fire department. 



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REPORTS AND ORDERS 



I. ORDERED: Motion to approve mural design by Betsie Miller-Kusz for the 

Mission Recreation Center. 
Motion: Nancy Boas 
Second: Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Consensus: Unanimous 

II. ORDERED: Motion to approve second interim payment to Richard Deutsch in the 

amount of $2,250.00 for fabrication of paving piece/Seawall Project, 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 
Second: Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Consensus: Unanimous 



III. ORDERED: Motion to approve second interim payment to Fran Martin in the 

amount of $13,000.00 for fabrication of sculpture/Griffith Pump 
Station. 

Motion: Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Second: Nancy Boas 
Consensus : Unanimous 



IV. ORDERED: Motion to approve base of Gwynn Murrill sculpture as modified by 

architects for Home Savings of America public installation. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 
Second: Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Consensus: Unanimous 



V. ORDERED: Motion to approve selected artists for "The Funny Show" at Arts 

Commission Gallery. 
Motion: Nancy Boas 
Second: Bob LaRocca 
Consensus : Unanimous 

VI. ORDERED: Motion to approve "Torch and Anvil" concept for exhibition at Arts 

Commission Gallery, May 12 - July 8, 1989. 
Motion: Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Second: Nancy Boas 
Consensus: Unanimous 



VII. ORDERED: Motion to approve increase in Martha Heavenston contract by $17,700.00 

for addddicai costs of storage and insurance for present project, and 
expansion of project to include entry way panel for 6th and Folsom 
Street Playground, this includes contract extension to December 31, 1989. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 
Second: Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Consensus : Unanimous 

VIII. ORDERED: Motion to approve second interim payment to Martha Heavenston in 

the amount of $10,000.00 for 6th and Folsom Street Playground project. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 
Second: Nancy Boas 
Consensus: Unanimous 



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:15 PM. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Debra Lehane 
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The regular monthly meeting of the Visual arts Committee 
was held on Wednesday, March 15. 1989 at 3:00 PM in the 
Commissioners Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 

ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



1AYOR 
,rtAgnos 



:OMMISSIONERS 

obert F. LaRocca 
resident 

'ernon Alley 

lancy Boas 

tanley Eichelbaum 

lim Fowler 

)aniel Genera 

^nne Healy 

lohn Kriken 

^malia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

tai Y. Okamoto 

)odie Rosekrans 

larbara Sklar 



X OFFICIO MEMBERS 

'residents of the 
ine Arts Museum 
ibrary Commission, 
tanning Commission, 
■ecreation and Park 
;ommission 



I 



'IRECTOR 
:laire N. Isaacs 



Bob LaRocca 



Anne Healy - Chair 

Nancy Boas 

Amal ia Mesa-Bains 

Staff present: 
Claire Isaacs, Director 
Regina Almaguer 
Debra Lehane 



There being a quorum the Committee began formal business 
at 3:15 PM. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly 
discussed and administrative directive suggested (where 
appropriate) . 

Subjects L Administrative Pi rect ives /Discus sion 

Arts Commission Gallery: Approval of artists for 
"Torch and Anvil" Exhibit 

Anne Meisner presented the list of artists selected for 
the exhibition by curator Adrienne Fuzee. Commissioner 
Boas asked if the actual works had been selected and how 
the Visual Arts Committee relates to the approval. Ms. 
Meisner explained the selection criteria and that each 
work is reviewed by the staff before being installed. 
The commissioners were asked to approve the artists 
chosen by the curator. Commissioner Healy requested that 
in the future when the gallery is seeking approval of 
artists, that slides be presented to the commissioners for 
viewing the work of the artists selected. Ms. Fuzee was 
complimented on her efforts to include women in the 
exhibition. A selection of the works would be acceptable. 
Artists: Mark Bulwinkel, Steve Bartlett, Christine Bolger, 
Bruce Hasson, Doug Holmes, Marc Lancet, Dennis Leudeman, 
Cynthis Minet. Thomas Nakada, Pepe Ozan, Todd Pearson, 
Jean-Louis Pierson, Norman Peterson, Cheryl Riley, Susan 
Rouse, Etsuko Sakimura, Alexandra Shaftel, Todd Wilson, 



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Wayne Wright, and one of the following: Phillipe Ferrari 
or Toni Janus. 



II. Arts Commission: Approval of artists selected for 
Exploration City Site Commissions. 

Anne Meisner presented the two artists selected for the 
Exploration City Site Commissions. Heather McGill 
proposes to copper leaf one wall in the site and to place 
copper wrapped eucalyptus trees on the opposite wall. 
Brian Rust is working with the sounds of the city and 
would install a megaphone and periscope in the space. 
Drawings from both artists were presented. Ms. Meisner 
reviewed the process for advertising and selecting 
artists. The artist budget was discussed. Concern was 
raised as to the volume of the sounds and the content of 
the dialogue. The commissioners asked that the artist be 
informed of the noise ordinance and have him provide some 
estimate of the volume of noise. Ms. Meisner futher 
explained the current funding problems that the program is 
experiencing. The gallery has three grants pending which 
impact the program. Director Isaacs futher explained the 
fiancial situation of the gallery and requested that the 
project not go forward until the funding is guaranteed.. 
An in depth presentationof the Arts Commission budget will 
be discussed at the March 27 Finance Committee and all 
commissioners are invited to attend. Commissioner 
Mesa-Bains noted that fund-raising is an issue. Approval 
was given contingent upon funding availability. The 
artists will be advised if funding is not available within 
six months the installations will not be possible. 



III. Art Enrichment: Northern Police Station 

Regina Almaguer presented slides of the artwork selected 
for the final screening of Northern Police Station 
scheduled for March 22, at 2 PM. The project was reviewed 
and selection criteria discussed. Staff requested 
permission to work with police staff to make final 
selections. Staff also requested that Commissioners give 
blanket approval of the works being considered with the 
understanding that the budget can not accomodate all works 
and that a selection will have to be made, but that any 
works selected would be acceptable. 

IV. Discussion: Sunnydale Pump Station/Patricia Johanson 
Art Enrichment Project 

Reginal Almaguer gave a brief explanation of the project 
and Director Isaacs elaborated. The shoreline and garter 
snake concept was viewed by slides. The design has many 
enviromental elements which relate to birds, butterlf lies, 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/MARCH 15, 1989 /PAGE THREE 

and the marine life. The art enrichment portion and 
landscaping of the Sunnydale Pump Station has been 
separated from the building so that Clean Water could get 
approval to go ahead with the construction by August. The 
Audubon Society has raised concern about feeding areas 
of the migratory birds which are being impacted by the 
design of the project. Commissioner Healy asked if the 
artist had been allowed to respond to the issues raised. 
Director Isaacs explained her rationale for not having the 
artist testify at the hearings. Commissioner Healy 
expressed concern of the relationship between the Arts 
Commission and the artist. She feels strongly that the 
artist must be respected as a professional and wants the 
Commission and the Visual Arts Committee in particular to 
work toward improving the image of the artist as a 
professional. Ms. Almaguer explained the lack of an 
interdepartmental meeting as being one of the problems. 
Commissioner Mesa-Bains pointed out the issues as being 
the immediate need of the project and the second being 
that in a crisis a policy needs to be drafted as to when 
an artist should be involved in a controversy. Ms. 
Almaguer offered to send further documentation of the 
project to the commissioners. Funding is not an issue, 
but design and procedures are. Again the need for an 
interagency meeting was stressed. Commissioner Boas 
reminded staff that the artist needs to have the 
objections of the Audubon Society in order to make her 
design changes. 



V. Staff Report: 

Aids Research Center 

Regina Almaguer gave a summary of the Aids Research 
Building at San Francisco General Hospital. At this time 
the project has been delayed due to State funding. 
Although works had been previously sought, it was felt 
that nothing was appropriate and that the Commission 
should continue to seek new artists/art. A proposal from 
Conrad Okamoto of the Mural Resource center was introduced 
to the Commissioners. Mr. Okamoto proposes a series of 
screens which would be created by students of various 
educational and vocational training programs, i.e. 
Creativity Explored and Recreational Center for the 
Handicapped. The students would work in concert with an 
artist. A more specific proposal was requested with a 
budget. It was decided that an Invitational was 
appropriate for the ceramic Art Enrichment portion of the 
project. Ms. Almaguer requested Commissioners to suggest 
possible artists. 

Louis Sutter Fieldhouse 



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Regina Almaguer explained the problems which the 
Commission has had regarding a the contract with Maria 
Alguilar. The Commission determined that Ms. Alguilar was 
Breech of Contract and gave her 60 days by contract to 
correct the problem or return the funds advanced. That 
time is up and Ms. Almaguer asked the Commissioner how 
they wished to proceed. It was decided to extend the 60 
day notice of intent to terminate the contract to May 1st. 
During this time the artist is to indicate whether she 
will do a new piece as described in her contract or return 
the advance on her contract. 

VI. Old Business 

Art Enrichment Or dinanc e 

A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on March 27th from 1-3 PM in the Commissioners Room 
of the Public Library to discuss possible changes in the 
1969 Art Enrichment ordinance. 

Griffith Pum p S tatio n 

Debra Lehane reported on the Griffith Pump Station/Fran 
Martin project. A request has been sent to paint the back 
side of the building which impacts on the park. Clean 
Water is working on the problem, but it looks favorable 

VII. New Business: 

Pio neer M onument 

Debra Lehane presented the Commissioners matrials 
concerning the building of the new library on Marshall 
Square and showed how the building and the monument affect 
one another. Ms. Lehane had been advised by architect 
Russ Able of the Bureau of Architecture that it is 
advisable for the Arts Commission to establish a position 
regarding the Pioneer Monument. This would have a direct 
impact on the design of the new library. It was suggested 
that Director Isaacs should intiate discussion with other 
city departments to explore the possible relocation of the 
monument. 

Acting Chai r Visual Arts Committee 

During Commissioner Healy's absence for the months of 
April and May, Commisoner Amalia Mesa-Bains will be acting 
chair of the Visual Arts Committee. 

Propos ed gift to the Col lection 

Debra Lehane presented slides and a letter from Ethel 
Herst who would like to make a gift to the collection of 
one of her paintings. Staff requested the approval of the 
Commisisoners to visit Ms. Herst to examine her work. A 
final selection will be presented at the next Visual Arts 
Committee meeting in April. 



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REPORTS AND ORDERS 

I. ORDERED: Motion to approve artists for "Torch and Anvil" 
exhibition, Arts Commission Gallery. 
Motion: Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Second: Nancy Boas 
Consensus: Unanimous 

II. ORDERED: Motion to approve artists for Exploration City 
Site Commissions contingent upon fiscal support 
and funding availability. 
Motion: Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Second: Nancy Boas 
Consensus: Unanimous 

III. ORDERED: Motion to approve the purchase of the following 
artwork for the Northern Police Station 
Art Enrichment: 
Al Davidson, Looking North I, 1988, mixed media 

$275.00 
Al Davidson, Looking North II, 1988, mixed media 

$275.00 
Diana Harrison, Bonview: Aft r noon Light 1988 

pastel on paper $800.00 
Diana Harrison, De lore s at 21st St. 1988 

pastel on paper $800.00 
Anthony Holdsworth, Westward the Course of t he 

Empi re, 1988, oil on canvas 

$2,100.00 
William Shields, Fisherman, n.d., oil pastel on 

paper $540.00 
William Shields, Presidio of San Fra ncisc o, 1986, 

oil pastel on paper $640.00 
Kathryn Townsend, Tenn essee Val ley Summer, 1987, 

oil on canvas $535.00 
Kathryn Townsend, Above Muir Woods, 1987, oil 

on canvas $450.00 
Anthony Holdsworth, Columbus T owers , 1988, oil 

on canvas $1,800.00 (for Central 

Police Station Art Enrichment) 

IV. ORDERED: Motion to extend 60 day notice of intent to 
terminate contract with Maria Alguilar to 
May 1st. 1989. 
Motion: Nancy Boas 
Second: Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Consensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned 
at 5:45 PM. 



Respectfully submitted, 

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A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Monday, March 27, 1989 in the Commissioners Room 
on the third floor of the San Francisco Public Library, 
located on Larkin Street at McAllister. The meeting will 
take place at 1:00 pm. 



AYOR 
t Agnos 



OMMISSIONERS 

>bert F. LaRocca 
esident 

ernon Alley 

ancy Boas 

anley Eichelbaum 

m Fowler 

aniel Genera 

nne Healy 

Dhn Kriken 

malia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

al Y. Okamoto 

odle Rosekrans 

arbara Sklar 



X OFFICIO MEMBERS 

residents of the 
ne Arts Museum 
brary Commission, 
lannlng Commission, 
ecreation and Park 
ommission 



IRECTOR 
lalreN. Isaacs 



I. 
II. 



AGENDA 

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Discussion and review of the 1969 Art Enrichment Ordinance 
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ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



ZAYOR 
Vt Agnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Robert F. LaRocca 
Resident 

Vernon Alley 
Mancy Boas 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
John Krlken 



Amalla Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. „ +. i.in dm 
RaiY.Okamoto ! 

Dodie Rosekrans 
Barbara Sklar 



Anne Healy- Chair 
Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Nancy Boas 
Bob LaRocca (arrive 1:45) 

Staff Present: 

Claire Isaacs, Director 

Dennis Rumsey 

Regina Almaguer 

Debra Lehane 

There being a quorum the committee began formal business 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



DISCUSSION: Art Enrichment Ordinance 

Director Claire Isaacs began by explaining to the 
Commissioners problems which are now evident with an 
outdated art in public places ordinance. Prepared for the 
Commissioners by staff were an introduction and 
recommendations for change of the "Percent for Art" or 
"Public Art" ordinance. The politics of the changes and 
the Arts Commission's relationships with other departments 
must all be taken into consideration as well as the 
changes which benefit the Arts Commission. 

Commissioner Boas expressed concerns about the 
Commissioners being able to address the issues and to be 
able to successfully initiate the changes being requested 
by the staff. She suggested that some points can be 
negotiated now on an individual basis, i.e. larger percent 
for art or administrative fee by making the request to the 
Board of Supervisors. 

Commissioner Healy felt that Commissioner Boas was 
discussing two different issues. One the role and power 
of the Arts Commission and the other the ordinance itself. 
Commissioner Healy voiced concern that the Commissioners 
needed more information as to their roles and the history 
of the Arts Commission and its powers. 




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Increasing the administrative fee was discussed. Many 
other ordinances and department charge a 20% fee and staff 
would like to see our fee increased to this amount. One 
advantage to an increase might be the ability to justify 
adding the curators for the program to the permanent staff 
of the Arts Commission. 

Commissioner Mesa-Bains suggested that a Long Range plan 
should be considered and the following list of objectives 
was prepared: 

1. Review existing ordinances 

2. Analyze current SF ordinance and charter 

3. Consider alternatives outside ordinance 

4. Revisions to the ordinance 

5. With whom do we need to discuss ordinance 
i.e. Recreation and Park Department, Clean 
Water Program, Parking Authority, etc. 

6. Analyze financial implications 

7. Identify support 

8. Review larger Public Art Policy goals 

9. Preliminary revised ordinance model 

10. Presentations, discussions, etc. 

11. Analyze negative impact of revisions 

It was decided that the first two items on the list should 
be discussed at the next meeting. The Committee would 
like to continue discussing the ordinance at a special 
meeting each month. 

The ordinance could be changed in two phases, change some 
of the smaller items now and then go for a major 
renovation of the ordinance at a later time. 

Debra Lehane reminded the committee that a maintenance 
fund is necessary for the public art collection. 

April 24th was set as the next meeting for discussion of 
the ordinance at 1 PM, location to be determined. 

More examples of ordinances from other cities were 
requested by the Commissioners with staff input as to the 
parts of the ordinances which they like. 

Commissioner Healy suggested that we write the ideal 
ordinance. 

It was requested that copies of the book ON GOING PUBLIC 

be given to the Commissioners to assist them with this 

project. Commissioner Healy suggested that Civic Design 

could also use this book and that there should be more 

cross over between committees of the Commission. She also 

cautioned that we not take an adversarial roll at this 
time, but to work in a cooperative effort with other 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE/ SPECIAL MEETING/MARCH 27, 1989/ PAGE THREE 

departments. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned 
at 2:40 PM. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Debra Lehane 
Collections Manager 




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SAM FRANCISCO 
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Suite 319 

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415 558 3463 



The regular monthly meeting of the Bisual Arts Committee will be 
held on Wednesday, April 19, 1989 in the Commissioners Room on 
the third floor of the San Francisco Public Library, located on 
Larkin Street at McAllister. The meeting will take place at 3:00 PM. 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Robert F. LaRocca 
President 

Vernon Alley 

Nancy Boas 

Stanley Eichelbaum 

Kim Fowler 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Heaty 

John Kriken 

Amalla Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 

Ral Y. Okamoto 

Dodle Rosekrans 

Barbara Sklar 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 




^ AGENDA 



I. Art Enrichment: Aids Research Facility, San Francisco 
General Hospital (Conrad Okamoto /Reg ina Almaguer) 

II. Art Enrichment: Richmond Police Station 

(Peter Wong, Bureau of Architecture; Lt. Thomas Suttmier,SFPD, 
Regina Almaguer) 

III. Art Enrichment: Police Pistol Range 

(Peter Wong, Bureau of Architecture; Lt. Thomas Suttmier, SFPD, 
Regina Almaguer) 

IV. Private submission: Peaceable Realm Project (Steven Walden) 

V. Arts Commission Gallery: Approval of "Tableaux Vivans" 
concept and artists (Anne Meissner) 

VI. Arts Commission Gallery: Discussion of program in terms of 
available budget (Anne Meissner) 

VII. Collections: Selection of gift to the collection from 
Ethel Herst (Debra Lehane) 

VIII. Art Enrichment: Authorization of final payment to Christine 
Puskas/Noe Valley Rec. Center (Debra Lehane) 

IX. Art Enrichment: 6th and Folsom Playground 

Review of design for entryway (Regina Almaguer, Martha Heavenston) 

X. Art Enrichment: San Andreas Water Facility /Water Dept. 
Introduction of project and concept approval (Regina Almaguer) 

XI. Art Enrichment: Animal Shelter 

Review of architectural design, sites and concepts (Fred Weiner, 
Chief Administrator's Office; Regina Almaguer) 

XII. Art Enrichment: San Francisco Public Library 
Discussion and recommendation of artist's participation on 
design team (Regina Almaguer) 

XIII. Art Enrichment: Seawall Project 

Final inspection and authorization for final payments (Debra Lehan< 

XIV. Old Business: Correction of titles of works from David Gardner 

XV. New Business: 

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A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be held 
on Monday, April 24th, 1989 at 1:00 pm in the Commissioners 
Room on the third floor of the San Francisco Public Library 
located on Larkin Street at McAllister. 



MAYOR 
ArtAgnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Robert F. LaRocca 
President 

Vernon Alley 

Nancy Boas 

Stanley Eichelbaum 

Kim Fowler 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Healy 

John Kriken 

Amalla Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 

Rai Y. Okamoto 

Dodie Rosekrans 

Barbara Sklar 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



I. 



II. 



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Discussion and review of ordinances from other 
cities. 

Discussion and reveiw of 1969 Art Enrichment 
ordinance and City Charter 

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The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Wednesday, May 17, 1989 in the Commissioners Room on 
the third floor of the San Francisco Public Library, located on 
Larkin Street at McAllister. The meeting will take place at 3:00 PM. 

<^ AGENDA 



MAYOR 


I. 


Art Agnos 


COMMISSIONERS 


II. 


Robert F. LaRocca 




President 


III. 


Vernon Alley 




Nancy Boas 




Stanley Eichelbaum 


IV. 


Kim Fowler 




Daniel Genera 




Anne Healy 


V. 


John Kriken 




Amalla Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 




Rai Y. Okamoto 


VI. 


Dodie Rosekrans 




Barbara Sklar 




EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 






VII. 


Presidents of the 




Fine Arts Museum 




Library Commission. 


VIII 


Planning Commission. 




Recreation and Park 




Commission 


IX. 


DIRECIOR 




Claire N. Isaacs 





Art Enrichment: Louis Sutter Fieldhouse/Maria Alguilar 
(Regina Almaguer) 

Art Enrichment: Kezar Stadium (Regina Almaguer) 

Art Enrichment: Date for Ordinance Meeting 

Collections: Proposed gift to the Collection (Debra Lehane) 

Collections: Report on carousel maintenance 

Art Enrichment: Griffith Pump Station/Fran Martin 
Authorization of final payment pending final inspection 
(Debra Lehane) 

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The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
was held on Wednesday, May 17, 1989 at 3:00 PM "in the 
Commissioners Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



dAYOR 
\rt Agnos 



Nancy Boas 



Anne Healy 
Bob LaRocca 
Amalia Mesa-Bains 



;OMMlSSIONERS 

tobett F. LaRocca 
'resident 

toncy Boas 
/ice President 

/ernon Alley 

itanley Eichelbaum 

!lm Fowler 

)anlel Genera 

Vnne Healy 

ohn Kriken 

Vmalia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

!al Y. Okamoto 

>odie Rosekrans 

arbaraSklar 



X OFFICIO MEMBERS 

residents of the 
ine Arts Museum 
brary Commission, 
tanning Commission, 
ecreation and Park 
:ommission 



STAFF PRESENT: 



Regina Almaguer 
Debra Lehane 



IRECTOR 
taire N. Isaacs 



DISCUSSION: The following subjects were throughly 
discussed and administrative directives suggested 
(where appropriate). There was not a quorum, therfore, 
motions will be presented under committee report at the 
full commission meeting in June. The meeting began at 
3:50 pm. 



Louis Sutter Fieldhouse/Maria Alguilar 

The 30 day extension given to the artist has exp 
Artist is willing to do a new piece, but will no 
to complete the work until summer of 1990 and is 
for that time to produce a new work. Commission 
suggests that Regina check with the artist to se 
can alter her projects to produce her piece soon 
will be necessary to discuss this matter at the 
commission meeting. If the contract is not exte 
will have to go*°smal 1 claims court for the $2,10 
According to the city attorney, her contract doe 
permit the selection of an alternate piece. Reg 
directed to talk further with the city attorney 
The recommendation of staff and commissioner is 
get the artist to comply or select an alternate 



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The Visual Arts Committee selected the artist a year ago, 
but the project had been put on hold until funds were 
made available. The resolution was to enter into 
contract with Steve Gill man for the Art Enrichment 
contract at Pier 7, for a total fee of $56,700.00. 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE/MAY 17, 1989/PAGE TWO 



III. Next Ordinance Meeting 

The next meeting is tenatively scheduled for the last 
Monday in June which is the 26th at 1 PM i n the 
Commissioners room of the Public Library. Commissioners 
will need to confirm to Debra Lehane whether the day and 
time is acceptable. 

IV. Proposed Gift to the Collection 









Eleanor Kent is donating to the City's Art Collection a 
piece by Jo Hanson titled Street Son g # 6, 1981, found 
object collaged, framed 14-1/2 x 17-1/4 " . It was the 
recommendation of Commissioner Boas that the work be 
accepted with gratitude. A motion will be presented at 
the full commission meeting. 

v. Carousel Maintenance Contract/ Ruby Newman 

The Recreation and Park Department has been informed that 
the maintenance of the carousel had been underbudgeted . 
Estimates for the work were done in December, and by the 
time the work was performed in April, additional major 
surgery to some of the animals had to be undertaken. The 
Recreation and Park Department is work ordering to the 
Arts Commission an additional $4,000.00 to cover the cost. 
A motion was introduced to increase Ruby Newman's contract 
by $3,959.00 and to change the final payment as stated in 
the contract to an interim payment. Ruby's contract will 
remain open to allow for any major repairs during the next 
year per the request of the Recreation and Park 
Department. 



VI . 01 d Busi ness 

SUNNYDALE PROJECT 

Director Claire Isaacs and Regina have met with Todd 
Coburn at Clean Water regarding the Sunnydale Project by 
Patricia Johanson. We are waiting on a report from the 
Core of Engineers regarding the amount of fill which will 
be permitted in the Bay, if any. It will be several weeks 
before the Arts Commission will receive a response. 

VII. New Business 



ART OF TREASURE ISLAND SYMPOSIUM 

Debra Lehane introduced to Commissioner Boas information 
about the people involved in sponsering a symposium 
scheduled for September 16th at Treasure Island. 
Anne Schoebelen, Michael Gray and Douglas Brooks are 
organizing the afternoon symposium and would like for the 
Arts Commission to lend its name as a sponser. Sponsers 
are being asked to give $100.00 toward the event. Ms. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES/MAY 17, 1989/PAGE THREE 



Lehane has been asked to speak on the Collection which 
came from the Golden Gate International Exposition. 
Commissioner Boas supported the request and encourages tine 
commission to approve the request. Commissioner Boas 
suggested the symposium should be combined with the Urban 
Fair and directed staff to inquire of the possibility. 
Part of the fair could be a request to the public to fill 
in gaps, identify artists and art work. 

GALLERY 

Anne Meissner presented a catalogue from their current 
"Torch and Anvil" exhibition. She also reported that the 
gallery had received funding of $15,000.00 from Security 
Pacific for the outdoor site and the next exhibition will 
open on July 20th at the same time the POPS opens. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned 
at 4:30 PM . 

Respectfully submitted, 



Debra Lehane 
Collections Manager 




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15 Hyde Street 

>uite3!9 

ian Francisco, CA 94102 

115 558 3463 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



WEDNESDAY. - JUNE 21, 1989 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Wednesday, June 21, 1989 in the Commissioners Room on 
the third floor of the San Francisco Public Library, located on 
Larkin Street at McAllister. The meeting will take place at 3:00 PM. 

AGENDA 



MAYOR 
^rt Agnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Robert F. LoRocca 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Stanley Eichelbaum 

Kim Fowler 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Healy 

John Kriken 

Amalia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

Rai Y. Okamoto 

Dodle Rosekrans 

Barbara Sklar 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



I. Mural Resource Center: Mural proposal by Chuy Campusano for 
the Mariposa Gardens (Conrad Okamoto, Chuy Campusano) 

II. Collections: Proposed gift to the Collection (Debra Lehane) 

III. Collections: Contract extension for Genevieve Baird/Monument 
restoration (Debra Lehane) 

IV. Art Enrichment: Animal Shelter (Regina Almaguer) 

V. Old Business 

VI. New Business 

VII. Adjournment DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

J UN 2 i 1939 
San t-kMisjcjaco 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 







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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES 
WEDNESDAY^ JUNE 21, 1989 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JUL ii 



45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Robed F. LaRocca 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Stanley Eichelbaum 

Kim Fowler 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Healy 

John Krlken 

Amalla Mesa-f3alns, Ph.D. 

Ral Y. Okamoto 

Dodle Rosekrans 

Barbara Sklar 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
was held on Wednesday, June 21, 1989 at 3:00 PM in the 
Commissioners Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS A BSENT 

Anne Healy - Chair 

Nancy Boas 

Bob LaRocca 

Amalia Mesa-Bains (arr. 3:25 PM ) 



STAFF PRESENT: 



Claire Isaacs 
Regina Almaguer 
Molly Lambert 
Debra Lehane 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its 
formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly 
discussed and administrative directives suggested (where 
appropri ate ) . 

SUBJECTS/ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCU SSION 

I. FINE ARTS MUSEUM SCULPTURE EXHIBITION 1990 

Director Isaacs informed the Commissioners of an 
exhibition that the Fine Arts Museum is organizing for the 
concourse of Golden Gate Park and that Mr. Harry Parker, 
Director of the Fine Arts Museums would like to make a 
presentation to the Arts Commission. Commissioner Healy 
voiced concerns regarding the role of the Arts Commission 
and wanted a dialogue with Mr. Parker. Director Isaacs 
offered to set up a breakfast meeting with the 
Commissioner, Director Parker and herself before the item 
is introduced at the full Commission Meeting. 

II. Mural Proposal for Mariposa Gardens by Chuy Campusano 

Conrad Okamoto of the Mural Resource Center introduced 
Chuy Campusano. Mr. Campusano presented his mural 
proposal for the Mariposa Gardens located at Mariposa and 
Potrero. The theme is Garden and Family. Mr. Campusano's 
project is designed to include the children of the 
community. Color and design was discussed with the 
artist. The Commissioners accepted the design as 
presented . 
cont . 







PAGE TWO/VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE/June 21, 1989 

III. Proposed Gift to the Collection 

Debra Lehane presented to the Commissioners a work on 
paper by a woman artist named Zari Namdar. The general 
consensus of the committee was that the work was immature 
and not of a sufficient quality for the collection. The 
need for a collections management policy and a computer 
was discussed. Commissioner LaRocca moved in favor of 
accepting the gift, but there was no second. 

IV. Contract Extension/ Genevieve Baird 

Debra Lehane explained the extended work which was 
approved by the Commission and the need to extend the 
amount of time for Genevieve Baird to complete the 
monument maintenance which is currently scheduled. The 
contract was extended to September 30, 1989. 

V. Art Enrichment: Animal Shelter 

Regina Almaguer explained that the CAO's office is 
questioning the applicability of art enrichment on this 
project. The project budget is over extended and an 
opinion of the City's Attorney exempted this project by 
literally interpreting the ordinance. The possibility of 
relocating a Bufano is still being discussed. Also to 
be considered is the possibility of the Mural Resource 
Center sponsoring a mural at the site next year with its 
allocations. Works of art stored at Pier 70 was discussed 
and the storage situation for the Commission reviewed. 
Commissioner LaRocca suggested the Commissioners make a 
trip to the storage area at Pier 70. 

VI. Art Enrichment: Maria Alguilar 

Regina Almaguer suggested that she review slides of 
existing works at the gallery for exchange of the work 
which was unacceptable for the Commission. 

VII. Art Enrichment: Kezar Stadium 

Regina Almaguer introduced the need to get moving on the 
Kezar Stadium project. She has slides of six artists 
which she asked the Commissioners to review. It was 
decided to review the slides as part of the Special 
Meeting called for Monday June 26th. The $20,000.00 is 
for design of grill work and drawings. The artist would 
not have to fabricate, but would oversee the fabrication. 

cont . 



PAGE THREE/VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE/ June 21, 1989 

VIII. Art Enrichment: Fran Martin Griffith Pump Station 

Fran Martin has completed her contract obligation at the 
Griffith Pump Station and is requesting a final inspection 
pending the application of an anti graffiti material. The 
Committee scheduled a site inspection for Tuesday June 
2 7th at 9 am. 

XI. Collections: George Washington Statue 

The Sons of the American Revolution has given the Arts 
Commission money toward the relocation and restoration of 
the statue. The statue is presently at the Moscone 
school. Permission has been given to the Commission by 
the CAO and Head of DPW to place the statue in a niche on 
the west side of City Hall. The location is temporary 
for a couple of years while the conservation needs of the 
statue are determined and a permanent location 
establ i shed . 

REPORTS AND ORDERS 



ORDERED 



Motion to 
Campusano 
Motion : 
Second : 
Consensus : 



approve mural design by Chuy 
for the Mariposa Gardens. 

Amalia Mesa-Bains 

Nancy Boas 

Unanimous 



ORDERED: Motion to approve contract extension with 



Genevieve Baird to September 30, 
Motion: Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Second: Nancy Boas 
Consensus: Unanimous 



1989. 



3. ORDERED: Motion to approve the temporary relocation 
of the George Washington Statue to a niche 
on the west side of City Hall. 
Motion: Amaial Mesa-Bains 
Second: Bob LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned 
at 4:45 PM . 



Respectfully submitted, 

Debra Lehane 
Collections Manager 




15 Hyde Street 

iuite319 

ian Francisco. CA 94102 

115 558 3463 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



.DOCUMENTS D tl -T« 

JUN 2 3 WW 

SAN Fkh,. ^ 

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MONDAY, June 26, 1989 

A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be held 
on Monday, June 26, 1989 at 1:00 PM in the Commissioners Room 
on the third floor of the San Francisco Public Library located 
on Larkin Street at McAllister. 



/AYOR 
\rtAgnos 



AGENDA 



;OMMISSIONERS 

Jobert F. LaRocca 
'resident 

■Jancy Boas 
/ice President 

/ernon Alley 

Stanley Eichelbaum 

dm Fowler 

)aniel Genera 

\nne Healy 

lohn Kriken 

^malia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

?al Y. Okamoto 

Dodle Rosekrans 

Jarbara Sklar 



II. 

III. 



Screening of artist for Kezar Stadium Art Enrichment 
Project. 

Discussion and review of Art Enrichment Ordinance 

Adjournment 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

'residents of the 
: ine Arts Museum 
Ibrary Commission, 
'tanning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



)IRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



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45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco, CA 94 102 

415 558 3463 



MAYOR 
Art Agr\os 



COMMISSIONERS 

Robert F. LaRocca 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Stanley Eichelbaum 

Kirn Fowler 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Healy 

John Kriken 

Amalia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

Ral Y. Okamoto 

Dodle Rosekrans 

Barbara Sklar 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MI..NU ■ 
MONDAY, JUNE 26, 1989 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

jul 1 ? ms 






A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Monday, June 26, 1989 at 1:00 PM in the Commissioners Room 
of the San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Anne Healy - Chair Robert LaRocca 
Nancy Boas (arrive 1:20) 
Amalia Mesa-Bains (arrive 1:22) 



STAFF PRESENT: 



Regina Almaguer 
Mol 1 y Lambert 
Debra Lehane 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its 
formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly 
discussed and administrative directives suggested (where 
appropri ate ) . 

SUBJECTS /ADMINIS TRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

KEZAR STADIUM 



Deborah Learner of the Recreation and Park Dep 
explained that the Rec/Park Department is cons 
change in the "arch" focus of the main entranc 
stadium to a gateway instead. The Gateway con 
increase the amount of money available to the 
Trumber of the Bureau of Architecture presente 
Stadium design to the Commissioners. Kezar ex 
natural bowl which will be retained. Grills w 
vents in the restrooms could also be possible 
art enrichment design work. The artist will n 
design the gateway, but will have to research 
materials and design for a public building and 
cost estimates. The contract is for $12,000.0 
artist can fabricate, they will most likely be 
that portion of the work, otherwise the work w 
offered to a subcontractor and the artist will 
the work. Working drawings should be complete 
September and contruction to begin December 19 
were then reviewed from the following artists: 
Michaele Lecompte, Michael Riegel, Phi 11 Evans 
Tolon. Canon Tolon and Phi 11 Evans were selec 
interviews to be scheduled late that week. 



artment 
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VIGUAL ARTS COMMITTEE/ JUNE 26, 1989/ Page two 

II. ART ENR ICH MENT ORDINANCE REVISIO N 

Molly Lambert presented the Commissioners with a folder 
containing information and research concerning the Art 
Enrichment Ordinance, including materials from other 
cities. A graph comparing the ordinances was reviewed. 
Wording of ordinances, comparing San Francisco's to other 
working ordinances was discussed. The term "building" in 
San Francisco's ordinance is a problem. Better terms 
could be "capital improvements" or "Total improvements". 
Commissioners would like to have the most inclusive 
wording in the revision. Administrative fees could be 
increased to 25% or positions ideally should be salaried. 
Other items discussed was the ability to pool funds per 
department, establishing a maintenance fund, sponsoring 
temporary as well as permanent projects and a 
deaccessioni ng policy. It was felt that the 
deaccessioni ng issue would be addressed in a Collections 
Management Policy. Commissioner Mesa-Bains spoke to the 
need of having a retreat to discuss the relations between 
departments and the ordniance to formulate strategies and 
to gain support for the changes. The staff was directed 
to re-draft an ordinance with changes for review by the 
Committee and the City Attorney. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned 
at 3:25 PM . 

Respectfully submitted, 

Debra Lehane 
Collections Manager 



COMMISSION 
Ol SAN IKANUSCO 



45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco, C A 94102 

415 558 3463 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
SPECIAL MEETING 

June 28, 1989 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee, which was an 
extension of the special meeting of June 26, 1989, was held on 
June 28, 1989 in the Main Library. The meeting was called to 
order by Chairman Healy at 3:15 p.m. with the purpose of 
interviewing candidates for the Kezar Stadium Design Team 
Proj ect . 

Present : 

Anne Healy, Chair 

Amalia Mesa-Bains, Commissioner 

Nancy Boas, Commissioner 

Tom Trumber, Dept. of Engineering 
Debra Learner, Recreation and Parks 
Regina Almaguer, S.F. Arts Commission 

Two candidates were interviewed as possible candidates for the 
Kezar Stadium Design Team project. Mr. Trumber presented a 
brief summary of the project and explained that the artist's 
role would be to design the gates and metal grillwork relating 
to the stadium. Ms. Almaguer noted that the artist would also 
be required to provide technical research on the project. This 
research would include cost estimating, ensuring safety standards 
and code requirements, and providing information regarding the 
actual fabrication and installation of the work. It was noted 
that the artist could, if possible, fabricate the work as well, 
but Ms. Almaguer stated that for legal and logistical reasons 
the staff's preference would be to have the actual fabrication 
and installed subbed out by Department of Engineering. 

The first candidate to be interviewed was Ms. Canon Tolan. 
Ms. Tolan described her background in architecture and design 
and presented materials of various projects she had worked 
on. 

The second candidate was Mr. Phill Evans, who also presented 
information about his experience in working with metal sculpture 
and functional objects. 

Each candidate made an approximately one-half hour presentation, 
after which the Committee discussed their qualifications and 
experience. The Committee felt that both had much to offer in 
the way of design experience and technical know how. Nevertheless, 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
SPECIAL MEETING/MINUTES 
JUtfg 28, 1989 
PAGE TWO 



the Committee decided to extend the search for an artist and requested that Ms. 
Almaguer continue to solicit slides and background information on other artists 
The two candidates will be notified of the continuation of this project. 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:00 p.m. 
Respectfully submitted, 



(iDiM tnmh 



Reginq ) Almaguer 

Curator, Art in Public Places 




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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



WEDNESDAY., JULY 19, 1989 



DOCUMENTS MwIT-T. 
JUL 1 7 1933 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 1989 
Commissioners Room on the third floor of 
Public Library, located on Larkin Street 
The meeting will take place at 3:00 PM. 

AGENDA 



i n the 

the San Francisco 

at McAl 1 ister . 



AYOR 
tAgnos 



OMMISSIONERS 

>bort F. LaRocca 
esldent 

ancy Boas 
ce President 

srnon Alley 

anley Eichelbaum 

m Fowler 

aniel Genera 

nne Healy 

>hn Krlken 

malla Mesa-Bains, Ph.D 

3i Y. Okamoto 

odie Rosekrans 

rirbara Sklar 



( OFFICIO MEMBERS 

esidents of the 
ie Arts Museum 
orary Commission, 
anning Commission, 
jcreation and Park 
ommission 



RECTOR 
alreN. Isaacs 



I. Special Presentation: Request for Co-Sponsorship of 1990 
Sculpture Exhibition, Concourse, Golden Gate Park (Claire 
Isaacs, Harry Parker, Steven Nash, Fine Arts Museum)) 

II. Art Enrichment: San Francisco Mental Health Facility 
Proposed concepts for artwork and selection procedures 
(Regina Almaguer, Phyllis Harding, SFGH , Mark Dorian, 
Bureau of Architecture) 

III. Art Enrichment: San Francisco Sanitary Fill Company 

Proposed concepts for artwork and selection procedures 
(Regina Almaguer, Jacqueline Tripp) 

IV. Art Enrichment: Maria Alquilar Contract Modification 
Approval of new artwork for Louis Sutter Fieldhouse 
(Regina Almaguer) 

V. Art Enrichment: Richmond Police Station 

Final concept for artwork and selection process 
(Regina Almaguer) 

VI. Art Enrichment: Sixth and Folsom Recreation Center 
Progress report on works by Martha Heavenston 
(Regina Almaguer) 

VII. Art Enrichment: San Francisco Public Library 

Discussion of project and procedures to initiate design 
team competition (Regina Almaguer) 

VIII. Art Enrichment: Sunnydale Pump Station 

Discussion and status report (Regina Almaguer) 



IX. Old Business 
X. New Business 
XI. Adjournment 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES/July 19, 1989/Page 1 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES 






5 Hyde Street 

uHe319 

an Francisco. C A 94102 

15 558 3463 



1AYOR 
utAgnos 



:OMMISSIONERS 

obert F. LaRocca 
resident 

lancy Boas 
Ice President 

'ernon Alley 

tanley Elchelbaum 

,lm Fowler 

)anlel Genera 

\nne Healy 

ohn Krlken 

unalla Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

*al Y. Okamoto 

)odle Rosekrans 

larbara Sklar I 



X OFFICIO MEMBERS 

'residents of the 
ine Arts Museum 
ibrary Commission, 
tanning Commission, 
ecreatlon and Park 
:ommlsslon 



IRECTOR 
lalre N. Isaacs 



WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 1989 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
was held on Wednesday, July 19, 1989 at 3:00 PM in the 
Commissioners Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



STAFF PRESENT 



Anne Healy-Chair 
Nancy Boas 

Claire Isaacs 
Regina Almaguer 
Molly Lambert 
Debra Lehane 



Robert LaRocca 
Amalia Mesa-Bains 

DOCUMENTS DEFT 






SAN J-:KAiMQ«3UO 



There being a quorum, 
formal business. 



the Committee proceeded to its 



DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly 
discussed and administrative directives suggested (where 
appropriate ) . 

SUBJEC TS /ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

REQUEST FOR LOAN OF DIEBENKORN PAINTING 

The Honolulu Academy has requested borrowing the painting 
by Richard Diebenkorn titled "Still Life with Letter". 
The schedule should not conflict with the exhibition at 
the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Debra Lehane was 
directed to check with the San Francisco Museum and if 
there is no problem permission was given to loan the 
pai nti ng . 

II. ART ENRICHMENT: GARFIELD POOL 

The mural which is being re-painted into the new 
construction areas of the Garfield pool is near 
completion and final site inspection needs to be 
scheduled. Debra Lehane was given authority by the 
committee to conduct the final site inspection on their 
behalf. Final payment was authorized to the Precita Eye 
Muralists pending the final inspection. 

III. SPECIAL PRESENTATION: HARRY PARKER/SCULPTURE EXHIBITION 

Harry Parker, Director of the Fine Arts Museum and Stephen 
Nash, Chief Curator for the Fine Arts Museum presented to 
the commissioners the concept of an outdoor sculpture 
exhibition in the Music Concourse area of Golden Gate Park 
cont . 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES/July 19, 1989/Page 2 



III. SPECIAL PRESENTATION: HARRY PARKER cont. 

in 1991 from May to October. Support has been secured 
from the Asian Art Museum, Academy of Sciences, San 
Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Recreation and Park 
Department. A citizens group for support will also be 
formed. The Fine Arts Museums is assuming financial 
responsibility for the exhibition and is requesting that 
the Arts Commission also be listed as a Co-Sponsor. The 
role of the sponsor is that of moral support. Mr. Nash 
discussed the intended content of the exhibition of 
approximately twenty five pieces which has not yet been 
determined to be placed through out the concourse area. 
Ways in which the Commission could add to the exhibition 
were discussed including Youth Festival focus, County Fair 
exposure, docent tours, etc. To prepare for the potential 
problems which could be involved with the outdoor 
exhibition, the Museum intends to install a large Rickey 
sculpture this fall in front of the Museum building. This 
will test security, graffiti problems and liability 
issues. Commissioner Healy offered her assistance with 
the project. Motion to Co Sponsor the exhibit was moved 
and passed. Following the presentation, Commissioner 
Healy asked Director Isaacs questions concerning this 
years festival. Commissioner Healy asked for information 
and offered assistance. 

IV. ART ENRICHMENT: MARIA ALGUILAR 

Regina Almaguer informed the commissioners that Maria 
Alguilar has offered to exchange a new work for the 
unacceptable work commissioned. The new work is titled 
"Sink Hole at Night" , acrylic on masonite and measures 4 
x 5'. The Commissioners moved to accept. 



V. ART ENRICHMENT: MARTHA HEAVENSTON 

Regina Almaguer asked for a motion of final payment 
pending inspection for the work being completed by Martha 
Heavenston for the 6th and Folsom Playground which was 
approved . 



VI. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

Commissioner Healy noted that the committee had not been 
approving minutes of previous meetings and requested that 
minutes be routinely approved in the future. Minutes from 
the regular meeting of June 21st and the minutes from the 
special meetings of June 26th and 28th were then approved. 

cont. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES/Jul y 19, 1989/Page 3 



VII. ART ENRICHMENT: SANITARY FILL 

Former commissioner Jo Hanson introduced a project which 
is being funded by the City for Sanitary Fill. Uniquely, 
our City Charter charters a relationship with a private 
company in waste management and therefore, the City pays 
for certain of the functions of waste management under the 
juridiction of the CAO's office. The location of the site 
being discussed is just off the first Candlestick off ramp 
on the west side. The Sanitary Fill company would like 
the Art Enrichment project to be an educational video. 
They would also like to establish a Waste Flow Museum. 
Phase I of the project is $350,000.00 which allows for 
$6,000.00 in Art Enrichment funds and Sanitary Fill Co. 
has offered to match with additional funds. Ms. Hanson 
is also encouraging the Santitary Fill CO. to sponsor an 
"Artist in Residence" program. The concept was well 
received and a motion to accept the concept was passed. 
Jo Hanson will research and recommend an artist(s) for the 
project . 

Commissioner Boas departed the meeting at this time. 



VIII. ART ENRICHMENT: MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY 

San Francisco General Hospital is building a new mental 
health facility. The budget is $350,000.00 for the Art 
Enrichment. A meeting with Phyllis Harding brought ideas 
from the hospital staff for the program. The facility 
will hopefully incorporate gallery space in its design. 
Art therapy will definitely be part of the program. 
Possible directions could include the purchase of a 
colorful piece for the lobby, to have a mural ist work 
with clients for a specific wall piece, cut out pieces for 
the gym area and an outdoor area with furniture 
possibilities or game boards. There is also a grotto 
area which can be considered. A history of the grotto 
area is being prepared which was of interest to 
Commissioner Healy. The hospital staff will advise on the 
project because of problems which their patients may have 
and of which the artists should be aware. The funds are 
being held by the Board of Supervisors and the art budget 
must be justified. Director Isaacs volunteered to go with 
Ms. Almaguer to the Finance Committee meeting of the Board 
to lobby in support of the art program as part of the 
therapy of the facility. It represents a different 
direction for the Art Enrichment program. The concepts as 
discussed were approved and Ms. Almaguer will meet with 
the architects and hospital staff. 

cont . 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES/July 19, 1989/Page 4 



IX. ART ENRICHMENT: RICHMOND POLICE STATION 

Areas for the stained glass was discussed by Regina 
Almaguer. It was decided to pursue the concept of 
stained glass for the two transom areas and the skylight. 
It was determined to have an open competition to find an 
artist for the approximate project budget of $30,000.00. 
The goal is to have the stain glass incorporated into the 
building contractor's plans. 

X. ART ENRICHMENT: SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Regina Almaguer gave a status report on the library. The 
city has not yet signed a contract with the architect for 
the project, therefore, it is premature for Ms. Almaguer 
to meet with the architects to discuss the art enrichment 
program. Ms. Almaguer indicated that she would research 
ideas of artist on teams verses selected artists for sites 
as was done at MIT. Both the Civic Design Committee and 
the Visual Arts Committee will be reviewing the project. 

Debra Lehane was asked to draft a letter from the Visual 
Arts Committee to the Asian Art Museum for discussion of 
the murals which are in the present library building. 

XI. ART ENRICHMENT: PATRICIA JOHANSON/SUNNYDALE 

The Arts Commission is still waiting for the report from 
the Army Core of Engineer, however, they will not be 
addressing the art portion since it has been withdrawn. 
The artist should be brought out from New York the 
second week of August with money which has been transfered 
from Clean Water. A memo from Jill Manton reviewing the 
project was mentioned. Regina Almaguer was asked to draft 
a letter from the Visual Arts Committee for Commissioner 
Healy's signature to Clean Water asking them 1. to have 
the artist meet with them, 2. to keep the Visual Arts 
Committee informed, 3. to have them support the project so 
that the problem is not repeated, 4. and offering the 
Arts Commission's assistance. Commissioner Healy was 
encouraged by Director Isaacs to get more involved in the 
project when the artist is here and to meet with Clean 
Water at that time. 

XII. NEW BUSINESS: 

Commissioner Healy asked for information on the Arts 
Festival and for a history of the Arts Festivals with a 
focus on the most recent festivals. Debra Lehane 
volunteered to assemble that information. 

A meeting for reviewing artists for Kezar was tenatively 
set for sometime late the next following week around 
July 26-29. 
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REPORTS AND ORDERS 



1 . ORDERED 



Motion to lend the painting by Richard 
Diebenkorn titled "Still Life with Letter' 
to the exhibition at the Honolulu Academy 
September 19 - October 29, 1989. 
Motion: Nancy Boas 
Second: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 



ORDERED: Motion to approve final payment to the 

Precita Eye Mural ist pending site inspection 
by Arts Commission Staff. 
Motion: Nancy Boas 
Second: Anne Mealy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Motion to accept invitation from the Fine 
Arts Museums to Co-sponsor 1991 Outdoor 
Sculpture Exhibition in the Music Concourse 
of Golden Gate Park. 
Motion: Nancy Boas 
Second: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 



4. ORDERED 



Motion to accept work by Maria Alguilar 
titled "Sink Hole at Night", acrylic on 
masonite, 4x5' in lieu of commissioned 
work for Louis Sutter Fieldhouse. 
Motion: Nancy Boas 
Second: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 



5. ORDERED 



Motion to approve final payment to Martha 
Heavenston for ceramic pieces completed at 
6th and Folsom Playground pending inspection 
Motion: Nancy Boas 
Second: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 



6. ORDERED: Motion to approve concept of video artist for 
Sanitary Fill Art Enrichment project. 
Motion: Nancy Boas 
Second: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 



There being no further business, the meeting was 
adjourned at 5:00 PM . 

Respectfully submitted, 

Debra Lehane 
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To: Visual Arts Committee 
From: Jill Manton 

Re: Summary of Sunnydale Pump Station/Patricia Johanson 
project 

Note: CWP = Clean Water Program; BCDC = Bay Conservation & Development 
Commission 

This is a brief chronology of the Sunnydale Pump Station 
history. Since this is resurrected from memory, without 
the benefit of verifying dates with the project file, 
there may be minor inaccuracies. 

1. November - December 1987 - Selection of artist P. Johanson 

2. December, 1987 - First meeting with artist to discuss 
project parameters. As early as this date, artist attempted 
to meet with BCDC to obtain guidelines and information before 
initiating design but was restricted and restained by 

Clean water in efforts to do so. Artist given project time 
frame to produce initial design by March 1988. 

3. Clean Water Program (CWP) requests artist's design by late 
January 1988 in order to prepare submissions for design. 
Review Committee of BCDC which was to take place in February. 
Artist meets frequently with dept. of Fish and Game, State 
Dept. of Park and Recreation, Friends of Candlestick, numerous 
scientists to present preliminary design concept and ideas. 
Wins enthusiastic support. On March 10, 1988, a meeting was 
held with CWP and the Arts Commission to discuss CWP's 
committment to fund construction of artists design, even if it 
was in excess of the 2% Art Enrichment budget because 

artist's design incorporates many landscaping elements (planting, 
paving, seating) that would be required by project anyway as 
mitigation measures. Thus, some of the above-ground 
landscaping budget for project could be applied towards cost 
of artist's design. Thlsmeetlng was presided over by Robert 
La Rocca, with Jo Hanson, Peter rodriquez, Claire Isaacs, 
George Rockrise, Harold Coffee, Tod Cockburn and Ed Janelli 
present. 




CWP also agrees at this time to provide money for production of 
working drawings and the costs associated with coordinating 
and integrating artist's design with overall project engineering 
and landscape design. 



PROJECT SUMMARY 
SUNNYDALE PUMP STATION 
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4. April - May 1988 . Crosswalk deletion. Design change of crosswalk based 
on meeting with Traffic Engineering. Artist proposed crosswalk and 
special street pavement treatment to provide safe access. This was 
supported by Captain Newlin of Police Traffic Division but vetoed by 
Norman Bray of Traffic. 

*Note: Now that crosswalk issue is apparently again a viable concept - 
could artist once again incorporate this element into her design to 
"save" snake-like element because of deletion of shell-fish beds. 

5. NEA Grant Application. Submitted to Art in Public Places to fund 
artist's supervision of project construction and to partially fund 
construction of arbor sculpture. CWP writes letter to Claire Isaacs 

pledging money needed for construction of design according to specifications 

6. December 1988 - Artist's design is presented by CWP to BCDC. Design 
enthusiastically approved and approval of project recommended to BCDC. 

7. January 1989 . Unexpected opposition of aspects of project's design 
(shellfish beds) by environmental groups. Artist waiting for new 
guidelines and information regarding any and all restrictions in order 
to re-design. 

Time frame now critical in that construction documents have been prepared 
and bid upon. Any design by artist will have to go through all regulatory 
design reviews which could/will add months and additional costs to the 
integration of artist's design. 

We need to determine who will need to review and approve revised artist's 
design. Need to obtain absolute time frame from CWP as soon as possible. 



*Memo from R. Almaguer: As of this writing, we are awaiting a report from the 
Army Corp of Engineers written to Clean Water. This report will contain 
guidelines for the use of the bay and land areas and will therefore affect 
the form that Patricia's design will take. The Corp of Engineers has released 
a report which will be open for public comment until January 20th. After that 
date, a final report will be issued. According to Clean Water, neither the 
report nor Clean Water's application refers to the art project. This is due to 
the artwork having been removed in its entirety from the Permit Application whicl 
Clean Water presented to the Corp of Engineers and to the BCDC. In other words, 
the design of the artwork will have to be resubmitted and/or revised, and 
taken through all of the approval processes once again. 




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A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 

July 27, 1989 in the Lurie Room of the Main Library. 

The meeting was held to review slides of artists' work in 

consideration of the Kezar Stadium Art in Public Places 

project. 

Present at the meeting were: 

Anne Healy, Chair, Visual Arts Committee 

Regina Almaguer, Curator, Art in Public Places 

Deborah Learner, Recreation and Parks Department 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 

Shannon Maloney, Project Manager, Dept. of Engineering 

Tom Trimbur, Project Coordinator, Dept. of Engineering 

The Committee was convened to review slides of work by 
eight artists or artists teams in consideration of the 
public art program at Kezar Stadium. This was the second 
slide review process for this project. The artists 
reviewed were: Robert Owings, E.A. Chase, Stephen Bondi, 
Joseph Fairais, Alan Fleming, Lucia Eames, Patricia 
Ravarra/Jerzy Jucha, and Michael Bondi. Resumes and 
supporting materials were provided to the Committee 
for their consideration. 



After review and discussion, it was suggested that Michael 
Bondi and Alan Fleming would be asked to interview with 
the full Visual Arts Committee. As there was no quorum, 
no vote was taken. Still under consideration are 
Phill Evans and Canon Tolan. 



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August 3, 1989 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Thursday, August 3, 1989 in the Lurie Room of the Main 
Library. The meeting was called to order by Chair Anne 
Healy at 3:45 p.m. 

Present at the meeting were: 

Anne Healy, Chair, Visual Arts 
Commissioner Robert La Rocca 
Commissioner Nancy Boas 
Regina Almaguer, Curator, APP 
Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 
Shannon Maloney, Project Manager, DoE 
Tom Trimbur, Project Coordinator, DoE 
Deborah Learner, Rec and Park Commission 

A meeting was held to interview two artists for the Kezar Stadium 
Public Art Project. The two artists were Michael Bondi and Alan 
Fleming. Resumes and supporting materials were provided to the 
Committee. 




The Committee members asked each artist about his experience, 
background, and interest in the project. Both had design 
experience and various experience in working specifically with 
metals. Mr. Trimber presented the drawings for Kezar and 
explained the project parameters to each of the artists. 

After each interview, it was suggested that each artist present 
a maquette proposal, as both artists were felt to be very highly 
qualified for the project. Each artist will be asked to present 
a proposal which, at the minimum, will include an elevational 
drawing, an estimated figure for the design of the proposed 
artwork, and designs for both the grillwork and the gates. 
The Committee requested that the designs be available by 
August 16, 1989, at the next Visual Arts Committee meeting. 



Visual. Arts Committee 
Spec: i a 1 Meeting 
August '), 1989 
I'ngo Two 



Motion: To request proposals for the gates and grillwork areas at Kezar Stadium 
from artists Michael Jiondi and Alan Fleming, and to authorize a design 
fee in the amount of $1500 for each artist. 



Motion hy : Commissioner La Rocca 

Second: Nancy Boas 

Roll Call: Unanimous approval 



With business concluded the meetiir. adj ourned at 5:15 p.m. 



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The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 1989 in the 
Commissioners Room on the third floor of the San Francisco 
Public Library, located on Larkin Street at McAllister. 
The meeting will take place at 2:00 PM. 



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■g AGENDA 

I. Approval of Minutes: July 19, July 27, August 3, 1989 

II. Art Enrichment: Kezar Stadium 

Review of artists proposals Michael Bondi and Alan 
Flemming (Regina Almaguer) 



CMMSaONERS 

oberf^ixiRocca III. Collections: Proposed gift to the Collection 
,' es B Robert Strand (Debra Lehane) 

lancy Boat 
Ice President 

'emonAiey IV. Design Approval /Mural s : Design approval for mural by 

taniey Bcheibaum Emanuel Montoya for the Oak Street Fire House 

lm Fowler 
fcmiel Genera 

j r°. H J? alv V. Arts Commission Gallery: Exhibition concept, selected 
>maHaMe»o-Baini.Ph.D. artists, discussion and symposium approval (Anne Meissner) 

at Y. Okamoto 

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arbaraskkar VI. Arts Commission Gallery: Budget (Anne Menssner) 

!< officio members VII . Art Enrichment: Request for waiver of Art Enrichment 
residents of the projects at Folsom and Juniper Serra Fieldhouses (Regina 

neArtsMuseum Almaguer) 

orary Commission, 
onnlng Commission. 

t^,!5 n _ and Park V 1 1 1 . Visual Arts Programs: Budgets (Claire Isaacs, Regina 

Almaguer, Debra Lehane) 



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IX. Art Enrichment: Sunnydale Pump Station 
Status Report (Claire Isaacs) 

X. Old Business: Richard Haas Mural Grant Proposal 
(Claire Isaacs) 

XI. New Business 

XII. Adjournment 

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The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
was held on Wednesday, August 16, 1989 at 2:25 PM in the 
Commissioners Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 

ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



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COMMISSIONERS 

Robert F. LoRocca 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Aley 

Stanley Elchelbaum 

KlmFowtef 

Daniel Genera 

AnneHealy 

John Krlken 

Amalla Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 

Ral Y. Okamoto 

Dodle Rosekrans 

Barbara Sklar 



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Anne Healy - Chair 

Bob LaRocca 

Nancy Boas (arr. 2:33) 

Amalia Mesa-Bains (arr. 3.17) 

STAFF PRESENT: Regina Almaguer 

Debra Lehane 
CI ai re Isaacs 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its 
formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly 
discussed and administrative directives suggested (where 
appropri ate ) . 

SUBJECTS/ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES 



The minutes from the July 19, July 27 and August 3 
meetings were approved in a motion by Bob LaRocca. 



Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 

Recreation and Park n. ART ENRICHMENT: KEZAR STADIUM GATE/FENCE PROPOSALS 

Commission 



DIRECTOR 

Claire N. Isaacs 



Michael Bondi presented his design and maquette for the 

gates and grill work at Kezar Stadium. 

Alan Fleming presented two designs and maquettes for the 

gates and grill work at Kezar Stadium. 

Further discussion of the proposals was scheduled for a 

special meeting on Monday, August 21, at 9 AM. 



III. PROPOSED GIFT TO THE COLLECTION 

Permission was asked by Mr. Strand to film his 
presentation to the Committee for a video on the public 
art process. Permission was granted by Commissioner Bob 
LaRocca. Randy Moss, architect, was introduced by Mr. 
Strand. Mr. Robert Strand, then proposed to give to the 
city a series of nine columns made from I-beams and 
industrial materials for placement. Although his 
proposal was not limited to the following concept, his 
suggestion was to offer the works to the nine police 
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precincts in the different city neighborhoods with the 
exception of the Hall of Justice. In lieu of the Hall of 
Justice, the work could be placed at the Police Academy. 
A video and maquette was viewed by the committee. The 
artist requested that he maintain control of the pieces in 
regards to site selection and color. Private sponsors 
would cover the costs of the scuptures. Installation 
costs would have to be raised or included in project 
budgets. An invitation to view the pieces at Pier 70 was 
extended to the Committee. The Committee thanked the 
artist for his presentation and advised him that they 
would consider his offer and inform him of their 
deci si on . 

IV. ART ENRICHMENT: WAIVER OF ART ENRICHMENT PROJECTS 

Regina Almaguer asked that the art enrichment for the 
Fulton and Juniper Serra Fieldhouses be waived. The 
amount of funds available for art enrichment would not 
provide adequate administrative costs for the program. 
Bob LaRocca so moved, it was seconded and approved. 

V. VISUAL ARTS PROGRAMS: BUDGETS 

Director Claire Isaacs, explained the general budgeting of 
programs. Regina Almaguer presented the Art in Public 
Places Program budget requests from the Public Art Fund 
(see attached). The Commissioners recommended that the 
photography budget be increased to $2,000.00. As part of 
the discussion, Commissioner Mesa-Bains asked if the 
Commission kept track of artist in residence programs. 
Commissioner Mesa-Bains also asked for an explanation of 
the budget process as it relates to the Mayor's cuts, how 
restrictive the budget was in implementing new projects, 
and general budget information. Director Isaacs, 
explained the annual General Fund budget verses the Public 
Art Fund and the procedures involved in use of the money 
available. Commissioner Mesa-Bains expressed her 
frustration in the approving of budgets for programs when 
the full commission has not yet set goals, but appreciated 
the need for programs to continue functioning. The roll 
of the committee to approve the concepts of the budget was 
defined and specific items discussed i.e. conservation of 
the Airport's Art Collection. The Art in Public Places 
Program request was approved. Commissioner Boas requested 
that more slide reference materials be collected. 
Commissioner 

Healy offered to assist with slides which she would copy 
for Arts Commission use. 

Debra Lehane presented the budget requests for the City's 
Art Collection (see attached). The possibility of 
combining conservation needs for the Airport Collection 
and the San Francisco General Hospital Collection might 



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make a grant more appealing. She assured the Committee 
that the staff was always seeking ways to meet the needs 
of the collection. Again the issue of what is "the 
collection" and the need for policy in the area of 
acquisition and deaccessi oni ng of items was discussed. In 
preparation of cataloguing the collection the best 
software package for the Commission's Collection 
Management Program must be decided. The Museum Computer 
Network Conference in Chicago this October has been 
suggested as the place to shop for such a package. The 
Commissioners supported the request to send Ms. Lehane to 
the conference. Once the software has been selected, the 
Commission can then actively seek donated equipment for 
the program. Ms. Lehane also indicated that in future 
budgets, she would like to have a line item for Intern 
Stipends. Her program relys heavily on interns and many 
interns choose a paying internship over one for credit 
only. The program budgets were approved by the Committee. 

VI. ART ENRICHMENT: SUNNYDALE UPDATE 

The National Endowment for the Arts has rejected the 
Commission's grant request for the Sunnydale Art 
Enrichment Program. The reasons for denial as understood 
by Director Isaacs were discussed. She indicated that the 
NEA has not discouraged the Commission from reapplying. 
Cleanwater has forwarded additional funds to the 
Commission for the artist to redesign. The Committee 
instructed Director Isaacs to take the grant request to 
Finance Committee. Commissioner Healy suggested less 
emphasis on the travel costs, but more on the fabrication. 
Commissioner Mesa-Bains suggested to stress public 
importance and environmental issues. Both Commissioners 
offered to read the grant application. 

VII. SPECIAL PROJECT: RICHARD HAAS MURAL 

The history of the Richard Haas Mural Project was 
presented by Director Isaacs. The National Endowment for 
the Arts is asking whether the project will go forward. 
The NEA would like to have funds freed. The Committee 
felt that it was the wrong piece for the wrong place at 
the wrong time. A motion to relinquish our involvement 
with the NEA grant was moved and approved. 

VIII. ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY: EXHIBITION APPROVAL 

Gallery Director Anne Meissner presented to the Committee 
an exhibition proposal dealing with censorship and the 
arts, in responds to recent news concerning the NEA and 
censorship. The Commissioners expressed a great deal of 
enthusiasm for the exhibition. The exhibition concept for 
"What's Wrong with this Picture", a discussion and 



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symposium in connection to the exhibition were all 

approved by the Committee. 

IX. ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY: BUDGET REQUESTS 

Gallery Director Anne Meissner listed some of the money 
which has been successfully raised for the gallery from 
outside sources. To support the gallerie's overhead, she 
is requesting $20,000.00 from the Public Art Fund. The 
motion was approved by the Committee. 

X. OLD BUSINESS: 

The Committee continued discussion of the Robert Strand 
Proposal. Without a better overview of the "collection" 
the Committee decided to take a very conservation approach 
to the acceptance of gifts and declined the offer from 
Robert Strand. Debra Lehane was asked to draft a letter 
of rejection to the sculptor. 

XI . NEW BUSINESS: 

There was no new business. 

REPORTS AN D ORDERS 

1. ORDERED: Motion to waive the Art Enrichment for the 

Fulton and Juniper Serra Fieldhouses. 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Amalia Mesa-Bains 

Consensus: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Motion to approve Visual Arts Program 

Budget requests from the Public Art Fund. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Nancy Boas 
Consensus: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Motion to relinquish Arts Commission 

involvement in the Richard Haas NEA Grant. 
Motion: Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Second: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 






ORDERED: Motion to approve the exhibition concept 
"What's Wrong with this Picture", the 
proposed discussion and symposium. 
Motion: Anne Healy 
Second: Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Consensus: Unanimous 



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5. ORDERED: 



Motion to approve the Arts Commission 

Gallery Budget request from the Public 

Art Fund. 

Motion: Nancy Boas 

Second: Amalia Mesa-Bains 

Consensus: Unanimous 



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned 
at 5:50 PM . 

Respectfully submitted, 



Debra Lehane 
Collections Manager 



August 10, 1989 

To: Claire Isaacs 

From: Regina Almaguer 

Re: Request for Information on 1989/90 Budget Request 



Claire; 

The following is a response to your inquiry of 8/9/89 
regarding the proposed budget for the Art in Public Places 
Program in 1989/90. 



1. Photodocumentation: $1,500 . This figure basically follows 
last year's allocation in the sam£ amount. With the $1500 
allocation, we were able to document 15-20 public art projects. 
This figure includes all supplies and materials, the photographer's 
fees, slide reproduction (approximately 6-8 slides of each work) 
and slide labelling (which can now be processed automatically 
for a small additional fee during slide duplication) . 



2. Printing: $5,000 . As you know, we have not printed a 
brochure on the Art in Public Places Program for over 5 years. 
The earlier brochure is out-of-date and should be revised. 
Additionally, we would like to print a more professional 
brochure, in a heavier weight, and with several black and white 
photographs of recently completed on in-process works. We 
need a brochure not only as an informational source but also 

a tool for publicity and promotion. As you know, there is 
ho p.r. budget allocated for the public art program and as a 
consequence there are still many artists, city officials, 
arts commisisons, museums and universities who are not 
aware of our program. This brochure would not only document 
new projects but could be used as an informational update to 
be sent to other arts commmissions, city agencies, etc. 

3. Symposia/Travel Expenses: $6,000 . This figure was to include 
attendance by two program curators at up to 4 conferences 
during this fiscal year. The National Public Art Conference 
will be held in 1989; this follows the national conference 
held in Seattle in 1985 and Philadelphia in 1987. Additionally, 

other conferences or symposia may be announced which may 
be of particular interest to our current and proejcted projects, 
I am thinking here of new, major projects with special needs, 
such as the Art in Transit program, the new main Library, and 
the Mental Health Facility. In addition, if the Airport is 
going to expand, it may be worthwhile to visit other Airports 
to view their Master Plans for artwork (such as Miami-Dade) . 






Maintenance and Conservation: $5,000 . This figure was intended 
primarily for the Airport program. Although we received $10,000 
from the Airport in 1987, these monies have been almost completely 
expended. It may be possible to request additional funds from the 
the Airport, but I believe they will expect us to contribute a partial 
amount as well. In addition, there are several granting sources 
whom we may want to approach for matching funds, such as the NEA or 
the Getty Conservation Fund. These institutions both require matching 
funds. Of course, if the $5,000 is not utilized for the Airport 
program, there are always other projects which may require maintenance 
and or conservation work. 

This request does not overlap with Debra's as the Collections Management 
Program is a separate one and usually the fees which Debra receives 
are used for projects other than the public art projects (such as 
historic monuments, festival pieces, etc). 



Thank you for your attention to this matter. If I can provide you 
with additional information, please advise. 



August 16, 1989 

T0: Visual Arts Committee 
FROM: Debra Lehane 

RE: Budget Request / Collections Management 

The following is the budget request for the Collections Department: 

Matting/Framing $2,000.00 

Every year we receive some gifts which need to framed before they can be put on 
loan to the city offices. We also have works which need to be framed which are 
part of the Labaudt Collection. Finally we also repair some frames so that they 
can be returned to the offices. A budget of $2,000.00 will accommodate between 
12-24 works In a year. 

Transportation/ Installation $2,000.00 

Small works are not a problem to transport, but large paintings do require special 
handling. I have found that most large departments do not have transportation which 
will safely move our larger paintings. Just moving large paintings for conservation 
requires proper equipment. It is during transportation that paintings are the most 
vulnerable and at greatest risk. We also have situations where works require 
special installation for security reasons which go beyond staff capabilities or the 
work may weigh more than staff and an intern can handle and additional help is 
required. 

Photography $2,000.00 

There are many gaps in the photo documentation of our collection. As our collection 
becomes better known we are asked to provide photographs for reproduction. We also 
have to document our conservation projects on an ongoing basis. 

Conservation $4,500.00 

This figure is divided into two categories: $2,000.00 General 

The General Budget figure deals with collection priorities as they occur. If a 

work has been damaged or if a work is of value, but iteeds treatment due to normal 

wear and tear, this budget item will cover those needs. 

The second category is in the amount of: $2,500.00 Special 

This year I would like to have the two Labaudt nudes cleaned and repaired. The 

canvases are dirty and ^ have pulls in the corners. This will allow us to slowly 

continue improving the Labaudt Collection. 

Special Equipment $ 900.00 

We need to purchase a Protimeter Building Survey Kit Mark I which would allow us 
to monitor the frescos in the city for Moisture and salts. The Mother's Building 
espcially needs to be monitored to see if the protective wall is having a positive 
effect on the amount of moisture penetrating the murals. It will also help us in 
continuing the monitoring of the Beach Chalet and Coit Tower. 

cont. 



Collections Budget; conL. 
Page two 

Computerization of the Collection/Inventory 

In preparation for computerization of the collection, I am asking to attend 
the Museum Computer Network conference in Chicago to review software programs 
with the intention of making a specific recomendatlon for Collection Management.* 
By knowing what we want in software, we can then anticipate the hardware needed 
to run the program. In future budgets, we may find that we will need to budget 
for computerization and the inventory. 

*Travel requests will be handled through administrative funds. 



Intern Stipend 



Budget Summary: 

Mat ting /framing 

Transportation /Installation 

Photography 

Conservation 

Special Equipment 



$2,000.00 
$2,000.00 
$2,000.00 
$4,500.00 
$ 900.00 



Computer /Inventory 



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$11,400.00 Total Request 



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June 19, 1989 




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Robert F. LaRocca 
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Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Aley 

Stanley FJchelbaum 

Kim Fowler 

Daniel Genera 

AmeHealy 

JohnKrlken 

Amalla Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

Ral Y. Okamoto 

Dodle Rosekrans 

Barbara Sklar 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



^AUGUST 21, 1989 
9:00 a.m. 
45 HYDE STREET, ROOM 319 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be held 
at 9:00 a.m. in Room 319, 45 Hyde Street. 



I. Review of proposals for Kezar Stadium Art Enrichment and 
selection of artist. 



II. Adjournment 



DIRECTOR 
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Robert F. LaRocca 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Aley 

Stanley FJchelbaum 

Mm Fowler 

Daniel Genera 

Ame Healy 

John Kriken 

Amalta Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

Ral Y. Okamoto 

Dodle Rosekrans 

Barbara Sklar 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Monday, August 21, 1989 at 45 Hyde Street, Room 319. The 
meeting was called to order by Chairperson Anne Healy at 
9:05 a.m. 

Present : 

Anne Healy, Chair 
Robert La Rocca, SFAC 
Nancy Boas, SFAC 
Amalia Mesa-Bains, SFAC 
Deborah Learner, Rec & Park 
Shannon Maloney, BOE 
Tom Trumber, BOE 
Regina Almaguer, SFAC 
Debra Lehane, SFAC 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
library Commission. 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



The Committee convened to discuss the two proposals for 
Kezar Stadium as submitted by Michael Bondi and Alan Fleming, 

Deborah Learner expressed a concern on the part of Rec and 
Park (who had been presented with the designs on Friday, 
August 18) with Alan Flemings design. The Commission's 
concerns were with the gauge of the metals, which they 
considered too lightweight for the function of the gates. 
They also had concerns regarding Fleming's proposed use 
of powder coating for the surface color as this material 
has proven inefficient and hard to maintain on past Park 
projects. There was also a concern for the structural 
and safety capacity of the gates in general. 



Ms. Maloney expressed similar concerns as those presented by 
Ms. Learner. In addition, Ms. Maloney felt that Mr. Fleming's 
proposed budget was not adequate to cover the costs of the 
project as presented. 

Commissioner Boas stated her preference for Alan Fleming's work 
and suggested that other artists should be contacted to submit 
slides in consideration of this project. Ms. Almaguer will 
contact CCAC Metal Dept. to inquire about artists whose work 
may be appropriate to this project. 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
AUGUST 21, 1989 
PAGE TWO 



Commissioner Mesa-Bains also stated her preference for Mr. Fleming's design. 

Commissioner Healy stated that both presentations had pros and cons. She 
felt that Mr. Fleming's proposal was more artistic but expressed concerns 
similar to those expressed by Ms. Learner and Ms. Maloney. Commissioner 
Healy also stated that time was running short on the project and that a 
decision should be made as quickly as possible in order to conform to the 
construction schedule of the overall project. 

Commissioner La Rocca expressed a preference for Mr. Bondi's work, stating that 
it was more attuned to the park setting of the Stadium than Mr. Fleming's 
proposal. He also expressed doubt as to whether Mr. Fleming's proposal met 
all safety requirements and whether it could be fabricated and installed 
within budget. 

After discussion, the Committee determined that each artist should be 
contacted and asked to either resubmit or modify the design. Mr. Bondi will 
be given the option of preparing a new design maquette. Mr. Fleming will be 
asked to submit a revised design with the following information: 

to-scale model and drawing 

submission of exact materials to be used 

refinement of structural and safety concerns, to be discussed with BoE and 

Rec Park 

detailing of centering of vertical elements 

reconsideration of surface to use a material other than powder coating 

reconsideration of fabricators and assistants 

provision of a more realistic cost estimate for proposal 

It was agreed that the next meeting will be held at 3:00 p.m. at 45 Hyde 
Street, Second Floor. Mr. Fleming and Mr. Bondi will be asked to make their 
revised presentations at that time. 

The meeting was adjourned at 10:45 a.m. 



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COMMISSIONERS 

Robert F. La Roc c a 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Stanley Eichelbaum 

Kim Fowler 

Daniel Genera 

AmeHealy 

John Krlken 

Amalla Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 

Ral Y. Okamoto 

Dodle Rosekrans 

Barbara Sklar 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 
on Monday August 28, 1989 at 3:00 p.m. The meeting was 
held at the Bureau of Engineering, 45 Hyde Street, Second 
Floor. 

Present : 

Commissioner Anne Healy, Chair 
Commissioner Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Commissioner Robert La Rocca 
Commissioner Nancy Boas 

Ms. Shannon Maloney, Project Manager 

Mr. Tom Trumber, Project Coordinator 

Mr. Jim Lucey, Recreation and Park Dept. 

Ms. Deborah Learner, Recreation and Park Dept. 

Ms. Regina Almaguer, Arts Commission Curator 

Ms. Deborah Lehane, Arts Commission Registrar 

Mr. Alan Fleming 
Mr. Michael Bondi 



I. Approval of Minutes 

The Committee approved the Minutes of the Visual Arts 
Committee from August 21 and August 16, 1989. 




II 



Kezar Stadium Art Enrichment Review 



The Committee discussed the Art Enrichment Program for Kezar 
Stadium. Artists Alan Fleming and Michael Bondi each made 
presentations of their final proposals for this project. 

Mr. Fleming presented the modified proposal for the gatework, 
having responded to the Committee's earlier concerns regarding 
the design and specifications. Mr. Fleming presented a half- 
scale model and indicated that the gauge of the metal would 
be increased to 1" with a 2' x 2" frame. Spacing would be 
4" on center with no gaps being wider than 6". Mr. Fleming 
stated that the surface could be galvanized or could have two 
layers of epoxy latex coating over a zinc primer. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
MINUTES 

AUGUST 28, 1989 
PAGE TWO 



Mr. Lucey expressed a concern for the use of hollow tubing, stating that it has 
a tendency to rust. He stated a preference for solid tubing. 

Ms. Maloney stated that when a metal surface is galvanized, the paint often does 
not stick to it, thereby creating a maintenance problem as well as unsightliness . 

Mr. Fleming noted that he had shown his proposal to two or three fabricators all 
of whom showed an interest in the project and who felt that it could be done 
within budget. 

Mr. Lucey noted several issues which concerned the Recreation and Parks Dept. 
These are: safety and liability, security, and maintenance. He stated that 
whatever design was accepted diould address these issues. Mr. Lucey further 
stated that he would be willing to work with the selected artist to give 
input regarding these issues and any other aspect of the project which might 
have an impact on Rec and Park. 

Mr. Bondi presented his proposal as well as three new proposals. The first 
new proposal was similar to the original, but included metal "banners" and a 
slight change in the design of the ribbon. The other two proposals were more 
geometric and hard-edged, and included triangular shapes on the lower edge which 
reflect the patterns on the pavement. 

The Committee discussed the two proposals at length, stating the pros and cons 
of each proposal. Deborah Learner and Jim Lucey reiterated the concerns of the 
Park Department and stated that any design must be completely functional, 
safe and secure. Mr. Lucey cautioned that the gates should not be designed 
in such a way that people could climb on them or have access to going over the 
top. 

Commissioner La Rocca expressed concern for the logistics of the project, 
reiterating the need for timely fabrication and installation. He stated that 
Mr. Bondi obviously has the skills, experience and resources to complete all 
aspects of the project. He also expressed reservations re: Mr. Fleming's 
ability to provide the required working drawings, work within budget and 
obtain the bonding and insurance as required by City contract. He felt that 
these logistical aspects may jeopardize the project if they could not be 
worked out satisfactorily. 

Commissioner Mesa-Bains expressed a preference for Mr. Fleming's work and 
stated her belief that he would be able to complete the project in a timely 
and professional manner. 

Commissioner Boas stated that she did not feel strongly about either proposal 
and inquired as to whether there was still time to search for other artists. 
Ms. Maloney responded that there is not enough time to reopen the search. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
AUGUST 28 1989 MINUTES 
PAGE THREE 



After further discussion, the Committee voted on each proposals. The results 
were as follows: 

In favor of Alan Fleming's proposal: Anne Healy, Amalia Mesa-Bains, Nancy Boas 
In favor of Michael Bondi's proposal: Robert La Rocca 

The Committee entertained a motion to accept Alan Fleming's proposal (see 
Reports and Orders. 

II. Acceptance of Purchase awards from the 1989 Arts Festival. 

Ms. Almaguer requested approval of the 1989 Purchase Awards from the Arts 
Festival. The Committee entertained a motion to accept three works of 
art for the City Collection (See Reports and Orders) . 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 



1. Motion to accept the design proposal from Alan Fleming with the stipulation 
that the artist: 

1) provide working drawings for the gates and grillwork and submit them to 
the Arts Commission for approval no later than October 2, 1989. 

2) reconsider the design of the secodnary gates relative to the surrounding 
architecture and physical environment 

3) obtain a resource for bonding a for all insurance coverages as required 
by contract 

4) obtain precise bids from a fabricator for the artwork with a cost not 
to exceed $97,000, to include design, fabrication, transportation, 
installation, insurance and all other related costs fo the project 

5) provide all specifications for the gates and grillwork, including 
metal specifications, surface treatments, anchoring and locking 
systems and maintenance requirements no later than October 2, 1989. 



MOTION: Anne Healy 

SECOND: Nancy Boas 

AYES: Anne Healy, Nancy Boas, Amalia Mesa- Bains 

NAYES: Robert La Rocca 

MOTION CARRIES 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
AUGUST 28, 1989 
MINUTES 
PAGE FOUR 



ORDERED: Motion to accept the following Purchase Awards from the 1989 Flower Show/ 
Arts Festival: 

Afternoon Reflections , 1989, acrylic on paper 
January Hooker (artist) 
Purchase Price: $2,000 

Sunset Over Paradise , acrylic on masonite, 1989 
Paul Bean (artist) 
Purchase Price: $2,000 

Kimono , water media, 1989 
Iku Nagai (artist) 
Purchase Price; $2,600 

MOTION: Robert La Rocca 

SECOND: Nancy Boas 

CONSENSUS: Unanimous approval 



With no further business, the meeting adjourned at 5:45 p.m. 



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August 29, 1989 




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^ VISUAL ARTS. COMMITTEE MEETING 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1989 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 1989 in the 
Commissioners Room on the third floor of the San Francisco 
Public Library, located on Larkin Street at McAllister. 
The meeting will take place at 3:00 PM. 

AGENDA 

Approval of Minutes: August 28, 1989 

Private Submission: Excelsior Library Mural Proposal 
(Christine Puskas) 



COMMISSIONERS 

Robert F. LaRocca 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 



III. Art Enrichment: San Andreas Water Department Project 
(Molly Lambert, Regina Almaguer) 

IV. Art Enrichment: Sunnydale Pump Station Status Report 
(Regina Almaguer) 



Art Enrichment: Ordinance Rewrite Status Report 
(Mol 1 y Lambert) 



Vernon Alley 

Stanley Elchelbaum 

Kim Fowler ' 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Healy 

John Kriken 

Amalla Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. . . , _ _ _ , 

Rai y. okamoto VI. Arts Commission Gallery: Approval of Chain Reaction V 
a ^^ 1 " ™ Exhibition dates 11/9/89 - 1/6/90 (Anne Meissner) 

Barbara Sklar ' ' 

cvnccmnk^uDcoc VII. Arts Commission Gallery: Billie Grace Lynn vs. the Arts 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS , ... 

" ,_, ,„_ Commission Gallery re: censorship (Anne Meissner) 

'residents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 

jbrary commission, vill. Collections: Grant application to Fleishhacker Foundation 

banning Commission. _ . . _ .... 

Recreation and Park Discussion of program priorities 

Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



(Debra Lehane) 



IX. Old Business 
X. New Business 
XI. Adjournment 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES 



WEDNESDAY^ September 20, 1989 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
was held on Wednesday, September 20, 1989 at 3:00 PM in 
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Bob LaRocca 
Amalia Mesa-Bains 



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Regina Almaguer 
Mol 1 y Lambert 
Jill Manton 
Debra Lehane 



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There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its 
formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly 
discussed and administrative directives suggested (where 
appropri ate ) . 

SUBJ ECTS /ADMIN I STRATI V E DIRECTI VES/DISCUSSION 

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

The minutes from the August 28th meeting were approved in 
a motion made by Bob LaRocca. 

II. MURAL PROPOSAL FOR EXCELSIOR LIBRARY 



ented a drawing of a mural for the 
sior Branch Library. The mural 
ing. Petitions to keep the library 

the Committee. The library has 
solving the graffiti problem on the 

on of the committee was to support an 
mural proposals at this site. Also, 

1 be eligible for a future art 

t was considered to be premature to 
for the building. A letter to the 
which states that the mural idea is 

ne presented a proposal , but the 

at the library sponser a competition 

proposals can be considered. 



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III. ART ENRICHMENT: SAN ANDREAS WATER DEPARTMENT 

Regina Almaguer and Mo I ly Lambert informed the committee 
of the progress concerning the selection of photographs 
and their recommendations. They requested that staff be 
given permission to work with the water department in the 
selection of the photographs. Contemporary photographs 
will be selected at a later date. The new Market Street 
location for the water department will be the appropriate 
site for the contemporary work. Interest was expressed by 
the commissioners as to the future tenants of the 425 
Mason Street location and the possibility of the Arts 
Commission moving into the location. Approval was given 
for staff to proceed with the project. 

IV. ART ENRICHMENT: SUNNYDALE UPDATE 

Regina Alamguer reminded the commissioners that we had not 
received the NEA grant and the current design concerns 
being discussed by BCDC and Clean Water. Jill Manton 
advised the committee that Patricia Johanson is working on 
a re-design. Commissioner La Rocca suggested that a 
meeting should be arranged involving the commissioners. 
Commissionr Healy wants procedures to be set in this 
committee on how to deal with this kind of problem in the 
future. The artist needs $40,000 fee to re-design. 
Commissioner La Rocca moved to approve the design fee to 
the artist. It was seconded and approved. The Visual 
Arts Committee asked Ms. Manton to draft a letter to Clean 
Water stating the intergrated nature of the project and 
that we want the current project to also be intergrated. 
The Visual Arts Committee would also like to have the 
project called back to Civic Design since the project had 
orginally been approved with the art element. The 
commissioners will be informed of a meeting date within 
the next few weeks when the artist has arrived. 

V. ART ENRICHMENT: ORDINANCE REWRITE 

Molly Lambert shared a draft of the latest changes in the 
ordinance. The re-write is currently being reviewed by 
staff and a copy will be sent to the commissioners for 
their comment. Ms. Lambert noted that there would be no 
staff working on this at this time. The staffing 
situation with the Art in Public Places Program was 
discussed. Regina Alamguer is leaving to take a position 
with the City of Oakland and Molly Lambert is returning 
full time to her business. The Committee acknowledged Ms. 
Almaguer's contributions to the the Commission and 
congratulated her on her new position. Staff now consists 
of Jill Manton 3 days per week and Debra Lehane full time. 
The Commissioners requested a memo be drafted to Director 
Isaacs to begin the process of replacing the position, 
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Even if there is a re-structuring of the program, 
advert i sments can be placed and resumes collected. The 
Committee is extremely concerned about continuity in the 
program with major projects i.e. Library, San Francisco 
General Hospital, Moscone and the Airport. A phone call 
from the Chair of the Committee was also suggested. 

VI. COLLECTIONS: GRANT APPLICATION FLEISHHACKER FOUNDATION 

Ms. Lehane expressed regret that Commissioner Boas was 
not in attendance for this discussion. An explanation of 
the needs for the Coit Tower Murals and the Panama-Pacific 
International Exposition was given. It was staff 
recommendation that the Commission apply for both projects 
since they are two different funding areas within the 
foundation. Ms. Lehane asked for permission to take the 
request to the Finance Committee for approval. Other 
priorities which were discussed was the computerization 
and inventory of the collection. Ms. Lehane asked that 
the Visual Arts Committee identify this as a program 
priority which can be taken to the Finance Committee for 
support. She will be attending the Museum Computer 
Network conference in Chicago during October and should be 
able to provide a recommendation for software designed for 
Collections Management and the hardware which is 
compatible. The committee moved and approved approaching 
the Fleishhacker Foundation for funding of the Coit Tower 
Murals Conservation Project in the amount of $60,000 and 
the survey of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition 
murals for $5,000. The committee also moved and seconded 
making the computerization and inventory of the collection 
a program priority. 

VII. ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY: LAWSUIT STATUS REPORT 

On behalf on Anne Meissner who was being detained by media 
interviews concerning the lawsuit by Billie Grace Lynn, 
Debra Lehane relayed information provided by Ms. Meissner 
earlier that day. The artist has launched a lobby and 
media campaign against the gallery citing censorship of 
her piece in the exhibition Tableaux Vivants relating to 
the removal of American flags over the entry to the womb 
of her madonna figure. The artist's original proposal 
did not include the flags and the curator of the 
exhibition felt that it changed the context of the 
sculpture. The artist had been given the option of 
removing the flags or- the entire piece from the show. Our 
city attorney says that the case is one of curatorial 
descretion, not censorship. 

VIII. ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY: EXHIBITION APPROVAL 

Since the Commissioners were familiar with the Chain 
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Reaction concept, approval was given for Chain Reaction V 
Exhibition dates November 9, 1989 through January 6, 1990 

IX. OLD BUSINESS: 

There was no old business. 

X. NEW BUSINESS: 

There was no new business. 

REPORTS AND ORDERS 



1 . ORDERED 



ORDERED 



ORDERED 



ORDERED 



Motion to have staff work with water department 
in selection of historic photographs for Art 
Enrichment Project. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to approve design fee of $40,000 to 

Patricia Johanson for the re-design of 

the Sunnydale Pump Station Art Enrichment 

Project . 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to approach the Fleishhacker Foundation 
for possible funding of the Coit Tower Mural 
Restoration, second floor, in the amount of 
$60,000 and the survey of the Panama-Pacific 
International Exposition Murals for $5,000. 
Motion: Amalia Mesa-Bain 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to approve establishing program priority 
for Computerization and Inventory of the Civic 
Art Collection and to have finance committee 
provide assistance in meeting program needs. 
Motion: Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Consensus: Unanimous 



5. ORDERED: Motion to approve the Arts Commission Gallery 
Exhibition Chai n Reaction V (November 9, 1989- 
Janaury 6 , 1 990 ) . 
Motion: Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Consensus: Unanimous 



There being no further busines: 
at 4:10 PM . 



the meeting was adjourned 



Submitted by 



Debra Lehane 
Collections Manager 




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